Three professors discuss the future of social care at the ADASS Policy Event, Manchester

In January 2011 the Executive Council of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services met in Manchester and continued what, since last May, has become a continuing review of its functions and policy positions. As well as debating many of the most pressing current issues among themselves, Council members also invited three professors to come and give them their view of the current policy content; the options facing ADASS within them, and their view of which direction the Association should take. 

What followed was a lively debate in which the future role of adult social services, within a very new financial world, and a familiar demographic one, was given an exhaustive analysis.

The following three papers from the three speakers are offered to ADASS members and the public alike with a view to widening and extending the debate