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Measures from the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework, England - 2016-17

Publication date: 09:30 October 25, 2017

Summary

This report focuses on the main findings for each measure in the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF) in 2016-17. The ASCOF measures how well care and support services achieve the outcomes that matter most to people.

17/11/2017: Please note a revised 'Monthly 1F and 1H outcome measures' file has replaced the file originally published on 25/10/2017. Suppression and rounding rules applied to figures for eleven councils were found to be inconsistent with those for the rest of England and have subsequently been changed in order that they align with all other English council data


Key Facts

• 1A: Social care-related quality of life
Younger adults (aged 18 to 64) reported a higher quality of life score (19.5) than those aged 65 and over (18.9), this difference is statistically significant. The overall Social Care-related quality of life score at England level was 19.1 out of a maximum score of 24. In 2016-17 a new measure has been introduced to look at the impact Adult Social Care services have on the social care-related quality of life score, this is ASCOF measure 1J.
• 1E: Proportion of adults with learning disabilities in paid employment
The proportion of adults with a learning disability in paid employment varies across each region in England. London (7.2 per cent) and Eastern (7.1 per cent) have the highest proportion, North West, East Midlands and West Midlands have the lowest proportion of adults with a learning disability in paid employment at 4.2 per cent.
The proportion of adults with learning disabilities in paid employment has fallen each year over the last three years, from 6.0 per cent in 2014-15 to 5.8 per cent in 2015-16 and then 5.7 per cent in 2016-17.
• 1I: Proportion of people who use services, and their carers, who reported that they had as much social contact as they would like
A higher proportion of service users aged 18 to 64 reported having as much social contact as they would like (49.0 per cent) compared to those aged 65 and over (43.2 per cent). Unlike service users, a higher proportion of carers aged 65 and over (38.3 per cent) reported having as much social contact as they would like compared to carers aged 18 to 64 (32.3 per cent).
• 2C: Delayed transfers of care from hospital, and those which are attributable to social care or jointly to social care and the NHS, per 100,000 population
At England level both delayed transfers of care from hospital (2C1), and those which are attributable to social care (2C2), per 100,000 population have risen each year from 2013-14 to 2016-17.


Coverage

Date Range: 01 April 2016 to 31 March 2017
Geographical coverage: England
Geographical granularity: Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities

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