The Personal Social Services Adult Social Care Survey for England is an annual survey that took place for the third time in 2012-13. Service users were sent questionnaires in the period January to March 2013 to seek their opinions over a range of outcome areas.
The survey is designed to cover all service users aged 18 and over in receipt of services funded wholly or in part by Social Services during 2012-13. It seeks to learn more about how effectively services are helping service users to live safely and independently in their own homes, and the impact of services on their quality of life. The survey is also used to populate some of the measures in the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework.
This report supersedes the provisional and interim reports published earlier in the year.
Please note: on 18 July 2014, the annex tables for this publication were updated with changes to worksheets:
- U2 - Answers by Demographics, in which the counts of respondents for question 2b (total) and question 9a (learning disability) have been corrected (cells AX7 and DL12 respectively).
- U3 - Response Rates by Council, in which results are now displayed to one decimal place and the column heading for the overall response rates makes clear that this is a weighted response rate.
- U4 - Outcome 4A, in which the regional and council-type figures broken down by age have been corrected (cell ranges R165:U169, W165:Y196, and R171:U179).
- U6 - MetRequiredSampleSize, in which the eligible population count and count of completed questionnaires required have been corrected for four councils (rows 59, 115, 128, and 135).
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.