This survey administration guidance document sets out the actions that Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs) will need to perform in order to carry out the 2018-19 Adult Social Care Survey and provide the data to NHS Digital. CASSRs are strongly encouraged to read the guidance document fully before starting the survey.
Any additional questions or free text boxes that CASSRs would like to include as part of the survey must be sent to NHS Digital to review, this includes questions that have been approved for previous surveys. All additional questions must be submitted using the additional questions form.
The form needs to be returned to email@example.com by Friday 28 December 2018.
A selection of additional questions previously used is available with the question bank.
Sample size calculator
The sample size calculator informs CASSRs how many questionnaires they need to send out, based on their eligible population and anticipated response rate.
Questionnaires, letters and other materials
Translated versions of the questionnaire, covering letter, reminder letter and consent form are now available for all 17 languages.
The final data return is now available through the Strategic Data Collection System (SDCS). For more information on SDCS, contact the data collections team. Only the final version that is available on SDCS can be submitted.
The final data return is protected to ensure the structure of the data return is not changed. Councils are able to request an unprotected version of the data return for their internal use only. The unprotected version of the data return must not be used for the submission that is made to NHS Digital. If councils require a copy of the unprotected data return, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request it. Please include in the email the reason you require the unprotected version of the data return and confirmation that you understand that only the version on SDCS can be used to submit data to NHS Digital.
Version 3.0 of the validator was uploaded on 13 March 2019 to correct an error in the validation check between Mechanism of Delivery and Support Setting