Local Government workshops

These 45-minute workshops are focused on social care and other local authority functions with impact on health and care.


Asset Based Approaches in Adult Social Care – Reducing Costs and Improving Outcomes

Speakers: Stuart Cowley, NW ADASS regional Chair and Director of Adult Social Care and Health at Wigan Council; and Sally McIvor, NW ADASS Integration Lead and Strategic Director of Health and Care for Pennine Lancashire

The session invites a number of regional strategic leads from North West ADASS to explore the progress, opportunities and challenges in our pursuit to adopt asset based approaches in adult social care. The session will challenge us to examine our motivations behind the application of asset based approaches and explore the experiences of different local authorities – what difference has it make to the health of our communities? How has it helped reduce costs and developed sustainability?


Devolution and integration – opportunities and challenges

This session will provide an overview of  the potential gains from greater joint working or onward devolution, and the barriers to achieving them.


Care Act – Cultural change in health and social care

Speaker: Eileen Cass, Practice Development Manager at the Social Care Institute for Excellence

Cultural change is about how things are done, rather than what is done. The Care Act requires a shift away from managing and defining practice, to a focus on individual outcomes, and supporting practice. This requires councils, care and health providers, service users and carers to develop different relationships, with a focus on people’s strengths and outcomes. This session will explore what this means in practice.


Adult social care: leadership in a time of austerity

What does a financially sustainable adult social care system look like? And how do we deliver it?