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ADASS is the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services in England. We are a charity, a leading, independent voice of adult social care. We aim to be compassionate, honest, supportive and ambitious; we work to promote higher standards of social care services and influence policies and decision makers to transform the lives of people needing and providing care.

We do this so that anyone needing care and support can live the lives they want regardless of age, disability, status and social background.  

The membership is drawn from serving directors of adult social care employed by local authorities and their direct report. Associate members are past directors and our wider membership includes deputy and assistant directors. In 2019, membership was extended to principal social workers.