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Personal Social Services Adult Social Care Survey, England - 2015-16

Publication date: 09:30 September 15, 2016


This report contains findings from the Adult Social Care Survey, 2015-16, with comparisons to 2014-15.  This survey seeks to learn about how effectively services are helping service users to live safely and independently in their own homes, and the impact that these services are having on their quality of life.

Key Facts


On question 10 (which of these statements best describes how having help to do things makes you think and feel about yourself?), there has been a percentage point increase (from 60.3 per cent in 2014-15 to 61.3 per cent in 2015-16) in the proportion of respondents reporting that having help makes them think and feel better about themselves.  This is a statistically significant increase and is based on 69,230 respondents in 2015-16.


The proportion of respondents reporting that their families paid for additional care and support for them has increased from 9.5 per cent in 2014-15, to 10.4 per cent in 2015-16.  This is a statistically significant increase based on 68,095 respondents in 2015-16 (Question 20).


On question 18 (thinking about getting around outside of your home, which of the following statements best describes your present situation?), 29.6 per cent of service users reported being able to get to all the places in their local area that they wanted.  Additionally, 26.4 per cent of respondents indicated that they did not leave their homes.  Figures are based on 69,390 respondents in 2015-16 and are a statistically significant reduction and increase respectively, compared to 2014-15.


Date Range: 15 September 2016 to 15 September 2016
Geographical coverage: England
Geographical granularity: Councils with Social Services Responsibilities

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