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Community Care Statistics, Social Services Activity, England - 2011-12, Provisional release

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Councils with Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs)
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01 Apr 2011 to 31 Mar 2012


This is a report on the social care activity of Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs) in England. It combines data from two sources, the Referrals, Assessments and Packages of Care (RAP) and the Adult Social Care Combined Activity Return (ASC-CAR). Information presented here is provisional and relates to England for the period 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012.

Key facts

  • The number of assessments in 2011-12 was 612,000 (down 7 per cent from 2010-11 and down 4 per cent from 2006-07). Of these, 32 per cent were assessed within 2 days of first making contact with the CASSR.
  • The number of service users with completed reviews in 2011-12 was 1.0m (down 13 per cent from 2010-11 and down 20 per cent from 2006-07).
  • The number of people receiving services in 2011-12 was 1.5m (down 7 per cent from 2010-11 and down 17 per cent from 2006-07). Of these 1.2m received community based services (down 8 per cent from 2010-11), 212,000 received residential care (similar to 2010-11) and 86,000 received nursing care (down 2 per cent from 2010-11). Feedback from councils suggests that the fall this year is due to a number of reasons which include providing services outside of a formal assessment process and data cleaning. This will help to explain the reduction in the number of reviews.
  • The number of service users receiving self directed support was 527,000 (up 40 per cent from 2010-11). Of these, 139,000 received a direct payment (up 11 per cent from 2010-11). The number of carers receiving self directed support was 78,000 (up 12 per cent from 2010-11)
  • Of those receiving community based services not in the form of direct payments in 2011-12, 517,000 received home care, 429,000 received equipment, 272,000 received professional support, 159,000 received day care, 70,000 received short term residential care (excluding respite care), 60,000 received meals and 107,000 received other services.
  • The number of carers receiving services was 362,000 (down 5 per cent from 2010-11 but up 15 per cent from 2006-07). Of these, 48 per cent received a carer specific service and 52 per cent received information only. This compares to 50/50 split in the previous year.


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