This is an annual survey that took place for the third time in 2012-13. 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 includes initial findings based on final validated data. A more detailed report will be published later in the year.
Errata note (14/07/2014):
There are some errors in the annex tables for this publication:
- U2 - Answers by Demographics, in which the counts of respondents for question 2b (total) and question 9a (learning disability) are incorrect (cells AX7 and DL12 respectively).
- U3 - Response Rates by Council, in which results are displayed as a whole number rather than to one decimal place. Additionally, the column heading for the overall response rates does not make it clear that this is a weighted response rate.
- U4 - Outcome 4A, in which the regional and council-type figures broken down by age are not correct (cell ranges R165:U169, W165:Y196, and R171:U179).
- U6 - MetRequiredSampleSize, in which the eligible population count and count of completed questionnaires required are incorrect for four councils (rows 59, 115, 128, and 135).
Please note that these data have now been superseded by final data which can be accessed through the link provided in the resources area of this page. Users are advised to use the final data to ensure they have the best available data. The HSCIC would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.