This is a report on the social care activity of Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs) in England. It contains information taken from council administrative systems used to record the process of assessing eligibility to state funded social care and providing services where people are eligible.
It combines data from two sources: the Referrals, Assessments and Packages of Care return (RAP) and the Adult Social Care Combined Activity return (ASC-CAR). Information presented here are initial findings from final data and relates to England for the period 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013. It will be superseded on 17 December 2013 by the release of the final report and final data which will also include data on the number of home care hours taken from the Personal Social Services Expenditure and Unit Costs Return (PSS-EX1).
Please note: A number of Annex Tables to this report are labelled as interim as they are subject to change in the final report. This is due to potential quality issues with RAP data which are currently under investigation.