James Bullion commenced as Executive Director of Adult Social Services in Norfolk in January 2017. His role is to develop and transform services in a department responsible for spending £440m each year supporting adults with care needs. The county is diverse and the role works with 7 District Councils, and 12 local NHS bodies to deliver integrated working. James leads to the development of Primary and Community Care for the Norfolk and Waveney STP. Prior to the Norfolk role, James was Director of Adult Operations and the DASS at Essex County Council, which he joined in 2013 as a Director for Commissioning. During his time in Essex, he oversaw some major developments in the fast-moving world of adult social care, including the implementation of the Care Act and integrated working.
Nationally James is the President of ADASS, having been inaugurated in Spring 2019, stepping up to become ADASS President in the Spring of 2020. James is Co-Chair for the Adass Care and Justice Network and was previously the ADASS Regions Trustee and Eastern Regional Branch Chair.