About Us

We are committed to working with Welsh Government,  the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA), Social Care Wales, colleagues in the NHS, and partners in third and independent sectors towards delivering positive outcomes for the communities and people of Wales by informing and influencing legislation, policies and practices in the social care sector.

We are a membership organisation first and foremost. Our members include statutory directors and heads of services with responsibility for adult services, children and young people and business management from all 22 local authorities in Wales. Our associate members are past directors or heads of service.

Our Strategy

Our three-year strategy setting out our vision to safeguard all individuals and to make a positive difference to the well-being and independence of people who access care and support in Wales.

The strategy, which covers the period 2018-2021, articulates how we plan to positively influence key decisions on social care, and identifies five priority areas of activity that ADSS Cymru will engage in through its programmes of work, to achieve its ambition. These are to:

  • argue the case for strong and responsive social care services
  • give citizens real control and a stronger voice
  • enable people to live their lives fully and achieve what matters to them by focusing on preventative services and support
  • build on citizens’ strengths and the strengths of those around them, particularly in relation to safeguarding and personal responsibility
  • support the professional development of the social care workforce to provide the highest level of care and support to our citizens.

Download our three-year strategy