Naidex is the UK’s leading event for the Independent Living and Disability sector, which has been running for 41 years. Healthcare professionals, manufacturers, retailers, government and local authority representatives, carers, end-users and their families attend Naidex each year to keep up to date with developments in the industry, seek advice, up-skill, share best practice and source innovative new products to improve lives. It is the UK’s largest independent living and mobility show and is the only national exhibition which combines consumers, health and social care professionals, alongside business (products and services) professionals under one roof. A conference programme of free seminars across the theatres offers FREE learning and the latest thinking from leading specialists.

Naidex Ambassadors are an exclusive group of influential thought leaders in the Independent Living, Ageing and Disability sector supported by Naidex who meet to network with each other and discuss the issues facing the sector.

West Midlands Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) and Improvement and Efficiency West Midlands (IEWM):

The West Midlands region has an active ADASS branch that supports the 14 directors of adult social services (DASS) in the region to collaborate and feed into the national ADASS structure.

Improvement and Efficiency West Midlands (IEWM) is the brand name of the West Midlands Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnership (WM RIEP). IEWM is a sector-led organisation that supports local authorities and their wider public sector partners to reform and transform local public services. IEWM’s ethos is based on proactive collaboration and innovation, and on sharing knowledge and best practice, working with all parts of the public sector both within the West Midlands and further afield. IEWM and WM ADASS work closely together and have a combined Improvement Programme that provides support to councils in the region through a sector led approach.

All 14 West Midlands local authorities have signed up to run the AT Home public information campaign pilot.