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Community Services Statistics, May 2022

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Community Services Statistics, May 2022


This is a monthly report on publicly funded community services for people of all ages using data from the Community Services Data Set (CSDS) reported in England for May 2022. It has been developed to help achieve better outcomes and provide data that will be used to commission services in a way that improves health, reduces inequalities, and supports service improvement and clinical quality.

This report uses the new version of the dataset, CSDS v1.5. As an uplift from v1.0, the v1.5 dataset collects additional data on a person's care plan details, employment status and social and personal circumstances.

These statistics are classified as experimental and should be used with caution. Experimental statistics are new official statistics undergoing evaluation. More information about experimental statistics can be found on the UK Statistics Authority website.

A provisional data file for June 2022 is now included in this publication. Please note this is intended as an early view until providers submit a refresh of their data, which will be published next month.

***Due to the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) disruption, the quality and coverage of some of our statistics has been affected, for example, by an increase in non-submissions for some datasets. We are also seeing some different patterns in the submitted data. For example, fewer patients are being referred to hospital and more appointments being carried out via phone/telemedicine/email. Therefore, data should be interpreted with care over the COVID-19 period.***

Key Facts

For May 2022, 177 providers successfully submitted data with 170 submitting referrals data and 164 submitting care contact data.

There were 1,419,700 referrals received relating to 1,020,350 persons needing care, of these:

    *   255,210 referrals related to 223,515 children and young people aged 0 to 18.
    *   408,715 related to 337,870 adults aged 19-64.
    *   754,190 related to 457,950 adults aged 65 and over.

There were 8,516,510 care contacts across all submitters, of which:

    *   1,837,895 related to children and young people.
    *   1,832,340 related to adults aged 19-64.
    *   4,835,220 related to adults aged 65 and over.

Last edited: 2 August 2022 8:30 am