Tables 1a and 1b
Individuals aged 18 to 64 on 31 March should be included in Table 1a. Older clients aged 65 and over should appear in Table 1b.
Support setting / delivery mechanism
This should be worked out for each client from left to right as it appears on the data return workbook (or top to bottom as it appears in the table below). In other words, the first support setting / category which applies (when considering all support settings relevant to the client during the year) should be chosen. This is like the hierarchy used in the STS measures.
For example, if a client is supported in either residential or nursing care (not including short term placements) at any point of the year then they should be counted in the residential or nursing columns, regardless of any additional services received in the community. In other words, the clients who appear in the Community columns should have received only community-based services during the year (any temporary stays in residential or nursing care can be disregarded, see ‘Moves between settings’ below).
If a group of people live together independently with a shared tenancy agreement, then for as long as that continues any services they receive should be classified as community- based.
Moves between settings
The way moves between settings are treated differs between LTS001a and LTS001b/c. This is because of the hierarchy and the way in which LTS001a considers the whole of the year, whereas LTS001b/c is only concerned with long term support being provided on March 31st.
A client may be receiving community-based services for part of the year and then move into residential / nursing care, or vice-versa. For LTS001a the client should be counted in the residential / nursing care setting, even if the move occurs on the last day of the year. The only exception is where placements are temporary (e.g. to provide respite to a carer) and the client will move back to a community setting at the end of a pre-defined period. In such cases, they should be regarded as being in a community setting for SALT purposes.
When a residential/nursing home is deregistered during the year, a client should still be counted in LTS001a with a setting of residential or nursing care.
If a person moves between residential and nursing care during the year (in either direction) then they should be counted in nursing care for LTS001a.
Changes in type of support during the year
The hierarchy works similarly for LTS001a with direct payments and personal budgets. If a client based in the community during the year with their support initially comprising direct payments then moves to council arranged support (i.e. from ‘direct payment’ to ‘CASSR Commissioned Support only’) then they should be counted in LTS001a as ‘direct payment only’, since that is the first category in the hierarchy that applies. Again, this would be recorded differently in measures LTS001b and c to reflect the service being provided at 31st March (‘CASSR Commissioned Support only’).
The following table has fuller explanations of each support setting / delivery mechanism, in the hierarchical order they appear in the data return workbook. Each client should appear only once in each table of LTS001a.