As part of the 2015-16 validation round, councils were invited to resubmit 2014-15 data. 50 councils submitted restated data to NHS Digital and the revised data are now available as part of the products for the 2015-16 publication.
This is a report on the social care activity of Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs) in England. It contains information taken from council administrative systems used to record the process of assessing eligibility to state funded social care and providing services where people are eligible.
It uses data from the new SALT return, information presented here are findings from the final data submitted by CASSRs and relates to England for the period 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015.
On 10/11/2015 the HSCIC published some additional analysis of this data at regional level. It can be accessed via the supplementary information page and is titled Community Care Statistics - Regional Data.
On 19/12/2015, an updated version of the report was published to make a correction to the wording of the key finding on Young Carers (p.9). This had previously stated that there were 334,000 instances of support being provided direct to carers, of which 6,000 (one per cent) requests for carer support related to carers aged under 18; it should have stated that there were 334,000 instances of support being provided direct to carers. 6,000 (one per cent) requests for carer support related to carers aged under 18.
In addition, on 19/12/2015 we have published an additional csv flat file of the data, along with 2 associated reference data csv files.
On 14 March 2016, an updated version of Annex E (national tables) was published. This corrected wording in the headings on the Contents page for the STS002b tables. These headings had previously stated 'Of EXISTING clients where the sequel to a request for support was...' and have been updated to 'Of EXISTING clients who have received...'. In addition, the breakdown for STS002b.c was corrected from 'Support Setting' to 'Carer Support' and the breakdown for STS002b.d, previously unstated, was updated to 'Support Setting'. These headings have also been updated on the individual table pages. The opportunity was also taken to review document as a whole, and some minor grammatical errors were identified in the contents page. No changes have been made to the data within this Annex.
On 14 March 2016, an updated version of the report was published, removing references to National Statistics, to reflect that this publication is no longer designated as National Statistics, in the light of questions over data quality. A letter related to this change can be found at https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/correspondence/community-care-statistics-social-services-activity/.
The opportunity was taken to make minor improvements to the document layout. No changes have been made to data, commentary or findings.