*Correction: In the Confidence Intervals subsection of Appendix A in this report (page 42) it is stated that weights have been used to calculate national, regional and council type estimates and confidence intervals. This is incorrect: no weighting has been applied in the calculation of these results. The HSCIC would like to apologise for this error and any inconvenience this may have caused.
The 2014-15 edition of this report does use weights to calculate aggregate estimates and confidence intervals. Weighted 2012-13 aggregate data are provided with this report, which is at www.hscic.gov.uk/pubs/psscarersurvey1415 (available from 09:30 on 16 September 2015).
*Users of these data should note that the report and annex tables were updated on 19 November 2014.
This was done in order to correct a number of margin of error figures for ASCOF outcome 3B that had previously been incorrect, and to correct an omission in the list of councils that missed the ±5 percentage point margin of error requirement in the report.
Users are advised to download these revised documents to ensure they have the best available data.
The HSCIC would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.
This is a biennial survey, undertaken by councils in which carers' thoughts and opinions were sought on a number of topics that are considered to be indicative of a balanced life alongside their caring role.
Carers completing the survey were all aged 18 or over, caring for someone aged 18 or over in receipt of services funded wholly or in part by Social Services during 2012-13. Findings from the survey are used to populate a number of measures in the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework.