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Measures from the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework - England, 2011-12, Final
- Publication Date:
- 15 Feb 2013
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs), Local Authorities
- Date Range:
- 01 Apr 2011 to 31 Mar 2012
This report contains the final figures for the 2011-12 ASCOF measures for England and supersedes the provisional ASCOF release in September 2012. The data that are used in the report are also available in CSV format and can be accessed on NASCIS.
On 31 March 2011, Transparency in outcomes: a framework for adult social care announced the first Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF), covering the year 2011-12. The purpose of the ASCOF is two-fold:
- Nationally, the ASCOF report will give an indication of the strengths of social care and success in delivering better outcomes for people who use services.
- Locally, one of the key uses of the ASCOF is for 'benchmarking' and comparison between areas, enabling councils to compare their results with others.
It will also support the "local account" of social care in an area by providing high-level information to underpin the narrative of these accounts.
Notice: Omission in Durham's data for ASCOF Measure 1G. It has come to our attention that the data for ASCOF Measure 1G (Proportion of adults with learning disabilities who live in their own home or with family) was omitted from the 2011-12 ASCOF report annexes for Durham Local Authority. The Aggregated Measures, Disaggregated Measures and csv file have been updated accordingly.
Notice: Provisional data shown as final in Table 1 ('All ASCOF measures for 2010-11 and 2011-12') of the Tables and Charts Provisional data were incorrectly shown for four measures in the Overview chart of the Final 2011-12 ASCOF, final 2011-12 Measures 2Ai, 2Aii, 2Ci and 2Cii. The Tables and Charts annex has now been corrected.
Notice (4 July 2013):The annex file Measures from the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework - England, 2011-12, Final: Aggregated measures has been updated to correct the data in columns BO-BT (adjusted figures for outcome 2A). The CSV file has also been updated.
Enhancing quality of life for people with care and support needs
- The measure of social care related quality of life is calculated from responses to 8 questions in the Adult Social Care Survey (ASCS). A service user's answers to each question are given a score between 0 and 3 which relates to the level of needs they say they have across 8 different social care domains. Therefore the maximum score is 24 and the minimum is 0. In 2011-12, the average score was 18.7 which is the same as 2010-11 . (Measure 1A).
- The proportion of service users and carers who received self-directed support was 43.0 per cent in 2011-12 compared to 29.2 per cent in 2010-11. It was highest for those service users aged 18-64 with a learning disability (58.8 per cent) and lowest for those aged 18-64 with a mental health problem (14.6 per cent). The proportion for older adults aged 65 or over was 45.2 per cent and the figure for carers of all ages was 44.6 per cent. (Measure 1Ci.)
- When this is restricted to service users and carers just receiving a direct payment then the proportion is reduced to 13.7 per cent in 2011-12 compared to 11.7 per cent in 2010-11. The figure for those aged 18-64 with a learning disability changes to 25.0 per cent and the figure for carers of all ages is 34.7 per cent (Measure 1Cii).
Delaying and reducing the need for care and support
- There were 696 permanent admissions to residential care or nursing homes per 100,000 population for adults aged 65 or over in 2011-12. The equivalent number for adults aged 18-64 was 19. (Measure 2Ai and ii).
- The proportion of older people (65 and over) who were still at home 91 days after discharge from hospital into reablement/rehabilitation services was 82.7 per cent in 2011-12 which was an increase of less than1 percentage point from 82.0 per cent in 2010-11. It was higher for females (84.0 per cent) than males (80.4 per cent), and higher for adults aged 65-74 (87.3 per cent) than 75-84 (84.2 per cent) and 85+ (79.8 per cent) (Measure 2Bi).
- The proportion of older people (65 and over) discharged from hospital into reablement/rehabilitation services with the clear intention that they will move on/back to their own home out of all those discharged from hospital was 3.2 per cent in 2011-12 which is similar to 2010-11. This was higher for females (4.1 per cent) than males (2.3 per cent), and higher for adults aged 85 or more (7.7 per cent) than 75-84 (3.3 per cent) and 65-74 (1.2 per cent) (Measure 2Bii).
Ensuring people have a positive experience of care and support
- The proportion of service users who said they were extremely or very satisfied with their care and support was 62.8 per cent in 2011-12 which was similar to 2010-11 . It was slightly higher for those aged 18-64 (64.8 per cent) than those aged 65 or more (61.8 per cent). (Measure 3A).
Safeguarding people whose circumstances make them vulnerable and protecting from avoidable harm
- The proportion of service users who said they felt safe was 63.8 per cent in 2011-12 which was an increase from 62.4 per cent in 2010-11. This was higher for those aged 65 or more (65.6 per cent) than for those aged 18-64 (60.6 per cent). (Measure 4A).
- 1A - Social care-related quality of life score
- 1B - Proportion of people who use services who have control over their daily life
- 1C - The proportions of users and carers receiving self-directed support, and self-directed support via direct payments
- 1E - Proportion of adults with a learning disability in paid employment
- 1F - Proportion of adults in contact with secondary mental health services in paid employment
- 1G - Proportion of adults with a learning disability who live in their own home or with their family
- 1H - Proportion of adults in contact with secondary mental health services living independently, with or without support
- 1I - Proportion of people who use services and carers who reported that they had as much social contact as they would like
- 1J - Adjusted Social care-related quality of life - impact of Adult Social Care services
- 2A - Long-term support needs met by admission to residential and nursing care homes
- 2B - Success and coverage of reablement services for older people (aged 65 and over)
- 2C - Delayed transfers of care from hospital, and those which are attributable to adult social care
- 2D - The outcome of short-term services: sequel to service
- 3A - Overall satisfaction of people who use services with their care and support
- 3D - Proportion of people who use services and carers who find it easy to find information about services
- 4A - Proportion of people who use services who feel safe
- 4B - Proportion of people who use services who say that those services have made them feel safe and secure