This National Indicator Set (NIS) met the then-government's commitment, as set out in the local government white paper "Strong and Prosperous Communities", to introduce a clear set of national outcomes and a single set of national indicators by which to measure them.
For the year 2010-11, the Health and Social Care Information Centre collected information on eight of the indicators which relate to social care and mental health services.
The number of social care indicators has been reduced since NIS was introduced. Specifically, four social care indicators reported on in 2009-10 were removed from NIS for 2010-11:
- NI132 - Timeliness of social care assessment
- NI133 - Timeliness of social care packages following assessment
- NI128 - User-reported measure of dignity and respect in their treatment
- NI136 - People supported to live independently through social services
2010-11 is the last year of the NIS indicators and the Social Care and Mental Health indicators are being replaced by the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework for 2011-12 onwards. NI125, NI127, NI130, NI145, NI146, NI149 and NI150 will appear in the new framework, although there will be some small changes to the definitions.
The social care information provided at council level for all councils with Adult Social Services responsibilities (CASSRs) in England and presented in this report is final and relates to the period April 2010 - March 2011. It supersedes the information published on 21 October 2011.
The mental health information in this report is supplied by NHS trusts providing specialist mental health services. This report includes final 2010-11 data for the two indicators (NI149 and NI150) that relate to people in contact with secondary Mental Health services. It is a copy of the data published on 21 October 2011 which was already final at the time of release.