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User survey guidance - 2017-18

Social care user survey guidance - 2017-18

In 2017-18 only one user experience survey is being conducted: The Adult Social Care Survey (ASCS).

2017-18 is the eighth year of the Adult Social Care Survey, which is designed to help the sector understand more about how services are affecting lives. User experience information is critical for understanding the impact of services and for enabling choice and informing service development.



This guidance - pdf icon Personal Social Services Adult Social Care Survey, England: Information and guidance for the 2017-18 survey year [913kb] - sets out the actions that councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities will need to perform during 2017-18 to carry out the Adult Social Care Survey and provide data to NHS Digital.

Additional questions

Any additional questions or free text boxes that your council would like to include as part of the survey (including those approved for previous surveys) should be sent for review, using the  word icon Additional Question Form v1.0 [77kb]

The form needs to be returned to by Friday 29th December 2017. A selection of previously approved questions is available for consideration within the question bank.

Questionnaires, Letters and Other Materials

word icon ASCS 2017-18 materials change log [22kb]

ASCS 2017-18 Questionnaires

ASCS 2017-18 Interview scripts

zip icon ASCS 2017-18 Letters and Forms [8Mb]

zip icon ASCS Sample Size Calculator [1Mb] 

Draft Data Return

xls icon Draft Data Return [3Mb]

The final data return is available to be downloaded via the Strategic Data Collection System (SDCS). For queries on how to access SDCS contact the data collections team via


xls icon Survey Data Return Validator [1Mb]

Translated materials

Translated versions of the questionnaire, covering letter, reminder letter and consent form are now available for all seventeen languages via the language-specific zip folders below.

zip icon Arabic [6Mb]

zip icon Bengali [8Mb]

zip icon French [159kb]

zip icon Greek [9Mb]

zip icon Gujrati [5Mb]

zip icon Hindi [4Mb]

zip icon Italian [160kb]

zip icon Mandarin [4Mb]

zip icon Polish [8Mb]

zip icon Portuguese [9Mb]

zip icon Punjabi [3Mb]

zip icon Somali [8Mb]

zip icon Spanish [9Mb]

zip icon Tamil [7Mb]

zip icon Turkish [9Mb]

zip icon Urdu [7Mb]


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