The Personal Social Services Adult Social Care Survey (ASCS) for England is an annual survey and took place for the third time in 2012-13. Service users were sent questionnaires during January to March in 2013 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 2012-13, 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).
This report contains the provisional figures for the 2012-13 Adult Social Care Survey for England (please see Appendix B of the report for information about data quality). It will be superseded by a final set of figures for 2012-13 late 2013.
Errata note (14/07/2014):
In annex U3 - Response Rates by Council, 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.
Please note that these data have now been superseded by final data which can be accessed through the link provided in the resources area of this page.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.