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Short and Long Term (SALT) Data Return 2021-22 guidance

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Short and Long Term (SALT) Data Return 2021-22 guidance


Purpose

This guidance gives the specifications for the Short and Long Term Return (SALT).

The collections have taken account of a range of feedback and there have been revisions to plans at various points. Therefore, it is important to consider these materials even if you have looked at earlier versions in some detail, including the technical guidance released with the September 2016 and September 2017 letters to local authorities. gives the specifications for the Short and Long Term Return (SALT). Please note that the collections have taken account of a range of feedback and there have been revisions to plans at various points. Therefore, it is important to consider these materials even if you have looked at earlier versions in some detail, including the technical guidance released with the September 2016 and September 2017 letters to local authorities.


Overview

The SALT data collection is a set of measures co-produced with stakeholders. It has two main sections, relating to requests for social care support and provision of short term support (described in the guidance as STS measures) and service users and carers receiving eligible support (described as LTS measures).

This SALT document should be read alongside the Adult Social Care collections Data Dictionary, which establishes a set of data standards and timeframes.

The ASC Data Dictionary describes Primary Support Reasons (PSRs) and support settings.


Changes to the SALT collection in 2021 - 2022

There are no new reporting requirements for SALT in 2021-22.

Mandatory changes

None identified.

Voluntary changes

None identified.


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Last edited: 11 May 2022 10:55 am