There has been a 17.5% increase in DoLS applications in the region with 34,755 applications in the year 2022-23 of which 33,220 were completed. This is above the national average of 11%. Of the completed applications, 17,575 were not granted of which 575 did not meet the criteria, 12,080 change of circumstances (most likely reason discharge from
WM-ADASS is providing online access to the British Journal of Social Work for all practitioners and other staff working in adult social care in our region. Go to details of how to get your access.
As part of our programme to build a research culture and infrastructure for adult social care in our region, we will be running a session for each of our 14 local authorities during July. Sessions will run for 1.5 hours online with the aim of starting conversations about promoting and developing practitioner research capacity. Find out more about
On 27 June DHSC representatives attended a MSTeams call arranged by WM-ADASS to discuss the information and data needed in social care as part of its Care Data Matters Roadmap consultation closing on 31st July. There were 53 attendees from the region. The session focused on three main topics: Care Data Matters Roadmap – background and ASC
WM ADASS is hosting a series of free webinars as ‘deep dives’ into key areas as councils prepare for CQC assurance
Last month we joined up with @TSA, @Housing LIN and @TLAP to stage the conference My home, my care, my way. Opportunities arising from the social care reform white paper People at the Heart of Care were central to discussions amongst a diverse audience of housing, social care and technology professionals, alongside people with lived experience and
World Autism Acceptance Week 2022 - Vince's story
Information about WM ADASS' event on Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities
West Midlands councils have been advised to continue preparations for LPS implementation
Lorraine Currie, formerly Acting Principal Social Worker and Professional Lead for Mental Capacity Act at Shropshire Council has won the 'Outstanding Individual Contribution' prize at the 2021 LGC Awards.
A report by the University of Birmingham has underlined the value of the WM ADASS-developed Peer Challenge programme undertaken by councils in the region.
The loss of life in care homes during the Covid pandemic is a tragedy. We mourn the thousands of human lives cut short in the West Midlands.