STEPHEN CHANDLER, Head of Adult Services at Oxfordshire County Council led the transformation of adult services in Somerset. Recognised for developing innovative models of adult social care with a focus on earlier invention, partnership and market inclusiveness, he has a passion for co-production, improving quality. Stephen is passionate about making a difference to the lives of citizens and supporting people to achieve their potential. He was attracted to Oxfordshire by its challenges, local plans and focus on place, its citizens and partnerships. He has been the Association of Directors of Social Services (ADASS) national Policy Lead for Mental Health since 2014.