A vital part of ADASS’s mission is to support the development of adult social care leaders and that mission has never been more critical than it is today. There is a huge amount of fantastic work being done in adult social care thanks to its dedicated workforce, but austerity and rising demand are putting services under more sustained pressure than ever before. To succeed, we need directors, aspiring directors and senior managers who have great leadership skills and the ability to successfully transform complex services for the better - that's why together with Newton we created the ADASS Accelerate programme. 

In this report you will read all about the experiences of the first Accelerate cohort and how it helped them develop and hone their leadership skills with new insights and opportunities for reflection.