Notes for editors
- The survey, which is in its tenth year, seeks the opinions of service users aged 18 and over, who are in receipt of long-term support services, which are funded or managed by social services.
- In 2018-19 151 CASSRs took part, compared to 2019-20 when 147 CASSRs took part. This report uses data collected from a sample of 62,520 service users who participated in the 2019-20 survey and these are weighted to make inferences (or estimates) about the questionnaire responses for the whole eligible population (608,145 service users).
- Percentages are rounded to one decimal place; the percentages given for each question may therefore not add up to 100 per cent. The proportions have been calculated by weighting the response data using eligible population figures, to estimate the proportion of the population who hold these views. As these questionnaire responses are estimates the figures quoted in relation to the number of ‘service users’ or ‘people’ are rounded to the nearest 10. The known figures, such as the eligible population, are rounded to the nearest five.
- This change is not statistically significant.
- Although this is lower than the 6.3% in 2018-19, the change is not statistically significant.
- The report includes data from the Adult Social Care Survey, Short and Long Term Support (SALT), Delayed Transfers of Care and the Mental Health Services dataset.
- A delayed transfer of care (DToC) occurs when a patient is ready to depart from such care and is still occupying a bed. A patient is ready for transfer when:
a. A clinical decision has been made that patient is ready for transfer AND
b. A multi-disciplinary team decision has been made that patient is ready for transfer
c. The patient is safe to discharge/transfer.
- Delayed transfers can be attributable to the NHS, social care or both. ASCOF measure 2C is in three parts to cover all three options.
- The denominator is for the population of the area who are aged 18 and over. The delayed transfers are an average number of delays (for those aged 18 and over) each day, which is calculated by dividing the number of delayed days during the month by the number of calendar days in the month. An average is then calculated across a 12-month reporting period.
- The Adult Social Care Activity and Finance Report 2019-20 contains aggregate information submitted by 151 Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs) in England, to provide insight into adult social care activity and expenditure for the period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020. This is the fourth year in which the adult social care activity and finance data have been brought together in an official statistics report. Activity data is sourced from the Short and Long Term (SALT) return. Adult social care activity provided or arranged by local authorities covers a wide range of services including long term and short-term care, plus support to carers. As such, it does not cover adult social care activity that is provided or funded elsewhere, for example, if the care is arranged and funded by the client without any involvement from the local authority. Finance data is taken from the Adult Social Care Finance Return (ASC-FR).
- The requests reported here are those for which an outcome was determined in the year.
- Management information describes aggregate information collated and used in the normal course of business to inform operational delivery, policy development or the management of organisational performance. It is usually based on administrative data but can also be a product of survey data. Administrative data refers to information collected primarily for administrative reasons (i.e.not primarily for statistics or research).
- Submissions were received for the Mid-Year Adult Social Care Activity Data Collection from 82% of CASSRs, with varying degrees of completeness in their returns.
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