Measures from the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework, England - 2015-16
This report provides the findings from the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF) in England for the period 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016. The ASCOF draws on data from a number of collections; details of these data sources and which measures they are used for can be found in the Data Sources chapter within the report.
The ASCOF measures how well care and support services achieve the outcomes that matter most to people. The measures are grouped into four domains which are typically reviewed in terms of movement over time.
- In 2015-16, 85.4 per cent of service users in England reported that the services they received helped make them feel safe and secure. This is a statistically significant increase compared to the 84.5 per cent reported in 2014-15.
- 12.1 adults per 100,000 population in England experienced a delayed transfer of care in 2015-16, with 4.7 per 100,000 of these being attributable to social care or jointly to social care and the NHS.
- The rates of delayed transfers of care, and those that are attributable to social care or jointly to social care and the NHS, have risen each year from 2013-14.
- In 2015-16, 76.6 per cent of service users in England reported they have control over their daily lives. In 2014-15, this figure was 77.3 per cent.
- Although this change is not statistically significant, the proportion of respondents who stated they had ‘no control over their daily lives’ (in response to the same survey question), increased from 5.1 per cent in 2014-15 to 5.6 per cent in 2015-16. This was a statistically significant change.
- In 2015-16, 45.4 per cent of service users in England reported they had as much social contact as they would like. In 2014-15, this figure was 44.8 per cent.
- Although this change is not statistically significant, the proportion of respondents who stated they had little social contact and feel socially isolated (in response to the same question) increased from 5.1 to 5.6 per cent. This was a statistically significant change.
- Furthermore, the proportion of respondents reporting they had adequate social contact in 2015-16 (32.6 per cent) represents a statistically significant reduction compared to the 33.6 per cent reported in 2014-15.
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