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Measures from the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework, England, 2021-22

Official statistics


The Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF) measures how well care and support services achieve the outcomes that matter most to people. The ASCOF is used both locally and nationally to set priorities for care and support, measure progress and strengthen transparency and accountability.

This report focuses on the main findings for each measure in the ASCOF in 2020-21. Data are provided at council, regional and national level for each outcome.

The 2021-22 ASCOF report gives a summary of the measures in the framework. The report is complemented by an interactive Power BI report, which allows users to explore the data further. The raw data used in the report are available in the accompanying csv file.

Please note, in December 2021 the comparability over time documents were updated to make the change in calculation for 1J clearer. The change to the formula used is explained in the comparability over time worksheet of the time series annex and also Appendix C of the main report.

A repository of the code used to produce future Measures form the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework publications is available on GitHub:

The code is being iterated whilst the team makes improvements until all the publication outputs are produced from the code. 

We welcome feedback on the methodology and tables within this publication. Please email us with your comments and suggestions, clearly stating Adult Social Care as the subject heading, via [email protected] or 0300 303 5678.

Adult Social Care Analytical Hub

This tool is in Microsoft PowerBI which does not fully support all accessibility needs. If you need further assistance, please contact us for help.

1I(2): Proportion of carers who reported that they had as much social contact as they would like

The proportion of carers who reported they had as much social contact as they would like, fell to 28.0% in 2021-22 from 32.5% in 2019-20.

4A: The proportion of people who feel as safe as they would like

A higher proportion of male service users (71.5%), say that they feel as safe as they would like compared to female service users (67.5%).

1D: Carer reported quality of life score

The overall quality of life score for carers is highest in the North East region (7.7), and lowest in the South West, London and East Midlands regions (7.1). The quality of life outcome is a score out of 12.

1H: The proportion of adults in contact with secondary mental health services living independently, with or without support

The North East has the highest proportion (44%) of adults in contact with secondary mental health services living in their own home or with family. West Midlands has the lowest (15%).

Last edited: 27 September 2023 2:21 pm