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Measures from the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework - England, 2012-13, Provisional


This report contains the provisional figures for the 2012-13 ASCOF measures for England (please see Appendix B of the report for information about data quality). It will be superseded by a final set of figures for 2012-13 early in 2014.

Note: The disaggregated outcome measures file was updated on 10 October 2013 to include confidence intervals for ASCOF outcome measures based on user experience surveys. The purpose of the providing these confidence intervals is to assist users with interpretation of the data. 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. On 30 March 2012, the ASCOF for 2012-13 was published by the Department of Health. The purpose of the ASCOF is three-fold:

  • Nationally, the ASCOF aims to give an indication of the strengths and weaknesses of social care in delivering better outcomes for people who use services.
  • Locally, one of the key intended uses of the ASCOF is to support councils to improve the services they provide. The framework attempts to support meaningful comparisons between councils, based on the outcomes they deliver for local people, and to help stimulate the sharing of learning and discussions on best practice.
  • It is intended that the ASCOF will foster greater transparency in the delivery of adult social care, supporting local people to hold their council to account for the quality of the services they provide.

The ASCOF encompasses four domains. These are:

  • Enhancing quality of life for people with care and support needs.
  • Delaying and reducing the need for care and support.
  • Ensuring people have a positive experience of care and support.
  • Safeguarding people whose circumstances make them vulnerable and protecting from avoidable harm.

This is the first year for which measures based on the Personal Social Services Survey of Adult Carers in England (Carers' Survey) are included. Council level data for 2012-13 are available in the above annex files and through the National Adult Social Care Intelligence Service, where council level data for 2011-12 are also provided. It is anticipated that, where available, council-level data for 2010-11 will be released alongside the final report for 2012-13.

Key Facts

  • In 2012-13, the social care-related quality of life score (where the most positive score is 24) was 18.8, compared to 18.7 in both 2010-11 and 2011-12(Measure 1A).
  • The proportion of people using social care who received self-directed support in 2012-13 was 55.6 per cent, whereas it was 43.0 per cent in 2011-12 and 29.2 per cent in 2010-11. In 2012-13, 16.4 per cent of people received self-directed support using direct payments, compared to 13.7 per cent in 2011-12 and 11.7 per cent in 2010-11 (Measures 1Ci and 1Cii).
  • In 2012-13, the carer-reported quality of life score (where the most positive score is 12) was 8.1. 42.7 per cent of carers were reported to be extremely or very satisfied with social services in 2012-13, and the proportion of carers who reported that they had been included or consulted in discussion about the person they cared for was 72.8 per cent (Measures 1D, 3B and 3C).
  • The number of delayed transfers of care from hospital, per 100,000 population, decreased year on year to 9.5 in 2012-13, from 9.7 in 2011-12 and 10.6 in 2010-11. The number of delayed transfers of care from hospital that were attributable to adult social care, per 100,000 population, was 3.3 in 2012-13, compared to 3.7 in 2011-12 and 4.1 in 2010-11 (Measures 2Ci and 2Cii).
  • The proportion of people who said they were extremely or very satisfied with their care and support was 63.7 per cent in 2012-13, compared to 62.8 per cent in 2011-12 and 62.1 per cent in 2010-11 (Measure 3A).
  • In 2012-13, the proportion of people who used services who felt as safe as they wanted was 65.0 per cent, whereas it was 63.8 per cent in 2011-12 and 62.4 per cent in 2010-11. 77.9 per cent of people who used services said that those services have made them feel safe and secure in 2012-13, compared to 75.5 per cent in 2011-12 (Measures 4A and 4B).

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