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Measures from the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework, England, 2018-19Official statistics
- Publication Date:
- 22 Oct 2019
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Country, Regions, Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs), Local Authorities
- Date Range:
- 01 Apr 2018 to 31 Mar 2019
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 2018-19. Data are provided at council, regional and national level for each outcome.
The 2018-19 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.
Note: We have now been advised that due to technical issues experienced, the Short and Long Term Support (SALT) data for East Riding of Yorkshire does not represent their finalised position on permanent admissions.
September 2020 update: Following the change in SALT to identify service users who had previously been included with 12-week disregard or deferred payments, these service users are now able to be removed from the numerator calculation for ASCOF measure 2A (Long-term support needs met by admission to residential and nursing care homes, per 100,000 population) to avoid double counting. The Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework handbook hasn’t as yet been updated to reflect the new definition but has been agreed with the Department of Health and Social Care. The updated definition for measure 2A has been added under the Resources heading below. The 2018-19 scores have been recalculated using this methodology and the files and PowerBI report updated to reflect the revised figures.
3D: The proportion of people who find it easy to find information about support
- The proportion of service users and carers that find it easy to find information about support dropped in 2018-19. For service users, there has been a downward trend in the percentage who find it easy to find information.
- In 2014-15, 74.5% found it easy to find information, compared to 69.7% in 2018-19. For carers, 64.2% in 2016-17 found it easy to find information compared to 62.3% 2018-19
1G: The proportion of adults with a learning disability who live in their own home or with family
- Over the last five years, there has been a year on year increase in the percentage of adults with a learning disability who live in their own home or with their family.
- In 2014-15, 74.0% of adults with a learning disability lived in their own home or with family, this has increased to 77.4% in 2018-19.
1I(1): The proportion of people who have as much social contact as they would like
- A higher proportion of younger adults aged 18-64 (49.6%) felt they had as much social contact as they wanted compared to older adults aged 65 and over (43.5%).
- In contrast, a higher proportion of older carers (34.5%) feel they have as much social contact as they want compared to younger carers (29.5%).
2C: Delayed transfers of care (per 100,000 population)
- The average number of delayed transfers of care varied across regions and was highest in the South East (13.0) and lowest in the North East (5.8).
- The North West had the highest attributable to Social Care (4.5) and the North East had the lowest (1.1).