• Facilitating tech enabled lives

    07 June 2024

    A recent round table focused on shifting to an approach that puts digital at the centre of a transformation of adult social care. Austin Macauley reports on the highlights.

  • Playing to strengths: prevention in a time of crisis

    01 May 2024

    Jon Burchell and Joe Cook highlight their new research, providing a model for understanding how and why strengths-based prevention works.

  • Political battle over National Care Service

    25 April 2024

    Competing visions of the future of social care have been set out by Labour and the Conservatives as they prepare for a General Election.

  • Telling social care’s story

    22 April 2024

    As adult social care directors gather in Bedfordshire this week for the ADASS Spring Seminar the association’s new president Melanie Williams sets out her plans for the year ahead.

  • Call for action on the adult care workforce

    22 April 2024

    Ensuring care staff gain parity of esteem with the NHS and are valued by the public top the wish list for Association of Directors of Adult Social Services’ workforce lead Carolyn Nice. Ann McGauran reports.

  • Co-producing adult social care – the art of the possible

    22 April 2024

    Alex Fox invites those attending the Spring Seminar to share with IMPOWER - at its workshop or on its stand - the stories of how their areas are approaching this period’s unique challenges.

  • Adult services will reap the benefits of data

    13 March 2024

    A pioneering initiative funded through the apprenticeship levy is aimed at fostering a community of adult social care data analysts, poised to shape best practices, says Sam Villis.

  • Taking a global approach to adult social care recruitment in the West Midlands

    27 February 2024

    Paul Lowes from West Midlands Employers writes about the collaborative initiative to improve international recruitment, retention and quality within the adult social care sector across the West Midlands, through shared learnings and the power of collective communities working together.

  • ADASS joint chief executive appointed

    12 December 2023

    The Association for Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) has announced that Anna Hemmings has been appointed as its new joint chief executive.

  • Leadership: reflections from NCAS

    05 December 2023

    Nik Shah, Helen Alwell and Chris Barrow outline why identifying and supporting good leadership is more important than ever.

  • The three keys to delivering intermediate care

    04 December 2023

    Following on from the success of the recent National Children and Adult Services Conference, Sarah McClinton introduces the latest joint report from IMPOWER and ADASS, focusing on intermediate care.

  • Stories change the world and social care needs a better story

    01 December 2023

    A meeting at NCASC was a start of action to build a better story for social care that will make it a political priority in the minds of the public, say Beverley Tarka and Anna Severwright.

  • NCASC: Social care 'doing a good job' getting investment

    30 November 2023

    Those working in adult social care are ‘already doing a very good job at getting investment and commitments to reform’, according to government minister Helen Whately.

  • NCASC: Sector 'slow in making strong case to Treasury for social care cash'

    29 November 2023

    The sector has been slow in making a robust case for social care  funding from the Treasury, says president of ADASS Beverley Tarka.

  • Dealing with the issues of isolation

    27 November 2023

    Natasha Langleben questions how many councils know how to apply to the Accelerating Reform Fund for Adult Social Care and asks if a portal promoting partnerships would help boost grant applications.

  • Social care’s new dawn

    27 November 2023

    There are signs Whitehall is now starting to ‘get’ prevention and how to support people to stay out of hospital and residential care, says Beverley Tarka.

  • Council directors call for ministers to ditch 'senseless' immigration crackdown

    27 November 2023

    An influential group of experts – including council directors – has urged ministers to ditch ‘senseless’ plans to tighten visa requirements for social care and health workers.

  • Fresh concern over police withdrawal

    27 November 2023

    Council directors are concerned police forces could end involvement in ‘welfare checks’ as part of controversial care reforms to stop attending non-emergency mental health callouts.

  • Elevating ambitions through co-production

    20 November 2023

    Chief executive officer at IMPOWER Sean Hanson looks forward to the National Children and Adult Services Conference. As gold sponsor, IMPOWER will focus on elevating ambitions and developing effective co-production for better outcomes.

  • National Partnership Agreement needs strong engagement and sustainable funding

    21 August 2023

    Without careful planning, the ‘Right Care, Right Person’ approach risks adding to the burden on people who find themselves in mental health crisis, says Cllr David Fothergill.