19 May 2016

Northamptonshire County Council’s director of adult social care has been appointed to help lead the national drive to develop social work skills and create social workers for the future.

Dr Carolyn Kus is the new national lead for workforce development for the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) and will be responsible for ensuring staff across the country are equipped to deliver modern, fit-for-the-future services.

The role runs alongside her current position as director of adult social services at the county council.

Dr Carolyn Kus

National drive

Dr Kus said: “I’m incredibly proud to take on the role of leading the national drive to create a workforce that is well equipped to deliver 21st century services.

“People are living longer today than ever before, which means an increasing number of people are likely to need adult care services later in life. This is why it is incredibly important that we have an appropriately skilled, well-trained and talented workforce.

“It is a real honour to be appointed to this role and I very much look forward to working with staff across the country as we strive to deliver modern, high-quality adult social care services.”

Dr Kus is also chairman of the East Midlands Regional Workforce Development Group, which is made up of 10 local authorities working in partnership to deliver fair and equitable services across the region.