The Personal Social Services Adult Social Care Survey (ASCS) for England is an annual survey and took place for the second time in 2011-12. Service users were sent questionnaires during January to March 2012 to seek their opinions over a range of outcome areas to gain an understanding of service users' views and experience rather than measuring quantities of care delivered.
It is designed to cover all service users aged 18 and over receiving services funded wholly or in part by Social Services during 2011-12, and aims to learn more about whether or not the services are helping them to live safely and independently in their own home and the impact on their quality of life. The survey is also used to populate some of the measures in the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF).
Please note: On 18 July 2014, the annex tables for this publication have been updated. The worksheet U3 - Response Rates by Council now displays all figures to one decimal place, and the column heading for the overall response rates has been amended to make it clear that this is a weighted response rate.
Users are advised to download this revised annex to ensure they have the best available data. The HSCIC would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.