The AWASH group consists of heads of adult services from all local authorities and meets on a quarterly basis (including an annual conference) to discuss those issues that contribute to the effective delivery of services for adults, and in particular older people.
These all-Wales discussions allow senior staff to share best practice and to consider how services for adults are changing across Wales. AWASH is focusing on a range of strategic issues over the next few years, including the embedding of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014, examining the changes needed in the provision of domiciliary and residential care, and responding to the challenges in providing care and support to an increasing number of the older population with dementia.
ADSS Cymru aims to provide support directly from the business unit and also via our policy groups. If you would like to request or engage ADSS Cymru or any of our policy groups listed below; Please contact them via the email provided E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Board of Directors
On receipt of your enquiry, the business unit will establish with the Chair of the relevant policy group if they have the capacity to deal with your request. We will also need to ensure the request aligns with the priorities and strategic objectives of that group and ADSS Cymru.
Jason BennettAWASH ChairPembrokeshire County CouncilHead of Adult Care
Jackie DaviesAWASH Vice ChairBridgend County Borough CouncilHead of Adult Social Care01656 642121
Arwel OwenAWASH MemberIsle of Anglesey County CouncilHead of Adult Services01248 752744
Alyson HoskinsAWASH MemberBlaenau Gwent County Borough CouncilInterim Assistant Director Adult Services01495 350555
Jo WilliamsAWASH MemberCaerphilly County Borough CouncilAssistant Director Adult Services01443 864611
Jane ThomasAWASH MemberCardiff County Borough CouncilDirector Adults Housing and Communities
Alex WilliamsAWASH MemberCarmarthenshire County CouncilInterim Head of Integrated Services01267 224697
Avril BraceyAWASH MemberCarmarthenshire County CouncilHead of Mental Health and Learning Disability01267 228849
Donna PritchardAWASH MemberCeredigion County CouncilService Manager for Mental Health, Adult Safeguarding, MCA and Substance Misuse01545 570881
David SoleyAWASH MemberDenbighshire County CouncilPrincipal Manager and Lead Commissioner, Community Support Services
Aled DaviesAWASH MemberGwynedd Council CouncilHead of Adults, Health and Well-being01286 672255
Angela EdevaneAWASH MemberMerthyr Tydfil County Borough CouncilHead of Adult Services01685 724693
Angela ThomasAWASH MemberNeath Port Talbot County Borough CouncilHead of Adults Services01639 763279
Mary RyanAWASH memberNewport County CouncilHead of Adult Services
Chris HarrisonAWASH MemberPembrokeshire County CouncilHead of Strategic Joint Commissioning
Michael GrayAWASH MemberPowys County CouncilHead of Adult Services01597 826697
Neil ElliottActing DirectorRhondda Cynon Taf County Borough CouncilService Director, Adult Services01443 424000
Amy HawkinsAWASH MemberSwansea County CouncilInterim Head of Adult Services01792 636245
Helen St JohnAWASH MemberSwansea County CouncilInterim Head of Adult Services01792 636245
Sarah PaxtonAWASH MemberTorfaen County Borough CouncilHead of Adult Services
Suzanne CliftonAWASH MemberVale of Glamorgan County Borough CouncilHead of Adult Services/Locality Manager01446 704679