Association of Directors of Adult Social Services


In April 2014 Yarnfield Park played host to the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) for the first time. ADASS are a charity and the association represents the interests of its members. The membership is drawn from serving directors of adult social care employed by local authorities. Associate members are past directors and a growing wider membership of deputy and assistant directors is becoming established.

“In April 2014 the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) held our annual Spring Seminar at Yarnfield Park. This is the event where Directors, senior colleagues, speakers, partners and guests gather to look forward to the policy developments and challenges for adult social care for the coming year. The event is held over 3 days and numbers peaked at 280 including day delegates on the middle day. There was lots of space for the main plenary sessions in the Knighton Suite and plenty of breakout rooms for the numerous meetings which are part of this very successful seminar. Staff could not have been more helpful and it is crucial for our event to be able to accommodate everyone comfortably on site. They were most accommodating regarding accessibility issues and worked hard on the feedback we gave them in relation to the seminar. We will be coming again in 2015.” – Mary Gillingham, Business Manager ADASS