Two leading social care organisations today joined forces to improve the quality of life for adults with disabilities.
The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services and the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group, an umbrella association of social care providers, agreed to enhance information-sharing and increase collaboration and joint work.
Their aim is to identify and address areas of concerns through joint working and to embed a culture of “people-driven practice and service” based on the principles of the government’s white paper, Our Health, Our Care, Our Say.
Adass president Anne Williams said: “The professional expertise that VODG offers disabled people will be well matched by the rapid advances in commissioning techniques that directors of adult social services bring to the table.”
The organisations plan to work together to improve commissioning and provision of services, influence central government policy, and focus on workforce issues as well as good practice and research.
John Adams, VODG’s general secretary, added: “The agreement recognises the critical relationship that exists between commissioners and providers and the need for mature co-operation in order to use resources to greatest effect.”