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Data set, Part of

2A - Long-term support needs met by admission to residential and nursing care homes

Date Range:
01 Apr 2018 to 31 Mar 2019
Publication Date:
Next Publication Date:
10 Dec 2020
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Local Authorities, Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs)


This is a two part measure that account for younger adults aged 18 to 64 (2A(1)) and older adult aged 65 and over (2A(2)) separately.

The measure is the number of council-supported adults whose long-term support needs were met by a change of setting to residential and nursing care during the year (excluding transfers between residential and nursing care), as a rate per 100,000 population

Avoiding permanent placements in residential and nursing care homes is a good measure of delaying dependency. Research suggests that, where possible, people prefer to stay in their own home than move into residential care.

Legacy unique identifier: P01514

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. Below is the updated definition for measure 2A. The 2018-19 scores have been recalculated using this methodology and the files and PowerBI report updated to reflect the revised figures