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1I - Proportion of people who use services and carers who reported that they had as much social contact as they would like
- Date Range:
- 01 Apr 2018 to 31 Mar 2019
- Publication Date:
- 12 Dec 2019
- Next Publication Date:
- 12 Dec 2020
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Local Authorities, Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs)
This is a two-part measure, reflecting the proportion of service users (part 1) and carers (part 2) who reported that they have as much social contact as they would like.
The measures are calculated from data collected in the Adult Social Care Survey and the Carers Survey.
The question from the Adult Social Care Survey for part 1 is Question 8a:
“Thinking about how much contact you’ve had with people you like, which of the following statements best describes your social situation?”
The question from the Carers Survey for part 2 is Question 11: “Thinking about social contact you’ve had with people you like, which statement best describes your present social situation?
There is a clear link between loneliness and poor mental and physical health. This measure draws on self-reported levels of social contact as an indicator of social isolation for service users and carers.
Legacy unique identifier: P01690