Primary Support Reason
The Primary Support Reason (PSR) is essentially why the individual requires support and is fully described in the ASC Data Dictionary.
For existing clients the recording of PSR should occur at the point of being assessed. It is expected that this information will be captured on an ‘as needed’ basis for the purpose of this measure, rather than all clients receiving support being arbitrarily or automatically assigned a PSR at the beginning of the year. Within SALT it is possible that in some instances a different PSR may be reported in relation to Short Term Support than is reported in relation to the client’s Long Term Support services.
Only one PSR can be chosen per sequel. This should be identified and recorded at the point of assessment and any changes recorded during subsequent reviews. Secondary support reasons could be captured locally if useful in supporting service commissioning, etc. If more than one PSR has applied during the year, choose the most recent.