2016-17 will be the seventh year of the Adult Social Care Survey. This is designed to help the sector understand more about how services are affecting lives. User experience information is critical for understanding the impact of services, for enabling choice and for informing service development. Data from this survey enables councils to benchmark against their peers and to gather information to support their local commissioning, performance and strategy. The survey also supplies data for a number of measures in the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework.