The NW ADASS Executive Board was formally ‘The North West Towards Excellence Board’ which was established to oversee effective Sector Led Improvement of Adult Social Care in the North West Region. The Board is Chaired by Stuart Cowley, Director of Adult Social Care at Wigan and NW ADASS lead for the National ADASS Executive. The Board comprises of a lead Local Authority Chief Executive, nominated Directors from each of the sub regions, Service User/Carers Representatives, the LGA Care and Health Improvement Advisor, the Chair of SLI Board and the regional Director of Public Health.
Sector Led Improvement looks at the evidence of how we assess ourselves and are accountable to our population, demonstrates how the North West collectively works to improve and risk access ourselves and to do this through a strong, cohesive and responsibly methodology.
NW ADASS Executive Board Terms of Reference
The approach to Sector Led Improvement for Adult Social Care in the North West was approved by the Board at its first meeting on 8 October 2012 and was firmly sector led.
The approach will form part of and complement a wider approach to Sector Led Improvement across all local authority services, including the approach developed by the North West Leadership Commission, the approaches developed for services for children and young people, public health and LGA Peer Challenge.
Links will be made as appropriate with wider networks such as the North West Leadership Commission, DCS networks, CCG and Health and Wellbeing networks.