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: contact@adss.cymru.

  • AWASH
  • AWHOCS
  • 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.

Claire Higgins

Claire Higgins

Chair of AWASHConwy County Borough CouncilHead of Service, Integrated Adult and Community Services01492 574000
Jason Bennett

Jason Bennett

AWASH Vice ChairPembrokeshire County CouncilHead of Adult Care
Arwel Owen

Arwel Owen

AWASH MemberIsle of Anglesey County CouncilHead of Adult Services01248 752744
Alyson Hoskins

Alyson Hoskins

AWASH MemberBlaenau Gwent County Borough CouncilInterim Assistant Director Adult Services01495 350555
Jackie Davies

Jackie Davies

AWASH MemberBridgend County Borough CouncilHead of Adult Social Care01656 642121
Jo Williams

Jo Williams

AWASH MemberCaerphilly County Borough CouncilAssistant Director Adult Services01443 864611
Jane Thomas

Jane Thomas

AWASH MemberCardiff County Borough CouncilDirector Adults Housing and Communities
Alex Williams

Alex Williams

AWASH MemberCarmarthenshire County CouncilInterim Head of Integrated Services01267 224697
Avril Bracey

Avril Bracey

AWASH MemberCarmarthenshire County CouncilHead of Mental Health and Learning Disability01267 228849
Donna Pritchard

Donna Pritchard

AWASH MemberCeredigion County CouncilService Manager for Mental Health, Adult Safeguarding, MCA and Substance Misuse01545 570881
David Soley

David Soley

AWASH MemberDenbighshire County CouncilPrincipal Manager and Lead Commissioner, Community Support Services
Susie Lunt

Susie Lunt

AWASH MemberFlintshire County CouncilSenior Manager, Integrated Services Lead Adults01352 701407
Aled Davies

Aled Davies

AWASH MemberGwynedd Council CouncilHead of Adults, Health and Well-being01286 672255
Aled Davies

Aled Davies

AWASH MemberGwynedd County CouncilHead of Regulatory Services
Angela Edevane

Angela Edevane

AWASH MemberMerthyr Tydfil County Borough CouncilHead of Adult Services01685 724693
Eve Parkinson

Eve Parkinson

AWASH MemberMonmouthshire County CouncilHead of Adult Services01633 644644
Angela Thomas

Angela Thomas

AWASH MemberNeath Port Talbot County Borough CouncilHead of Adults Services01639 763279
Mary Ryan

Mary Ryan

AWASH memberNewport County CouncilHead of Adult Services
Chris Harrison

Chris Harrison

AWASH MemberPembrokeshire County CouncilHead of Strategic Joint Commissioning
Dylan Owen

Dylan Owen

AWASH MemberPowys County CouncilHead of Operations for Adult Services01597 826578
Michael Gray

Michael Gray

AWASH MemberPowys County CouncilHead of Adult Services01597 826697
Neil Elliott

Neil Elliott

AWASH MemberRhondda Cynon Taf County Borough CouncilService Director, Adult Services01443 424000
Amy Hawkins

Amy Hawkins

AWASH MemberSwansea County CouncilInterim Head of Adult Services01792 636245
Helen St John

Helen St John

AWASH MemberSwansea County CouncilInterim Head of Adult Services01792 636245
Sarah Paxton

Sarah Paxton

AWASH MemberTorfaen County Borough CouncilHead of Adult Services
Suzanne Clifton

Suzanne Clifton

AWASH MemberVale of Glamorgan County Borough CouncilHead of Adult Services/Locality Manager01446 704679