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Changes to the Adult Social Care Survey for 2014-15 onwards

This consultation is now closed

Many thanks to all who responded to this consultation. The results and recommendations can be found on the Social care collection materials 2015 page.


What is this consultation?

This consultation is about possible future changes to the Adult Social Care Survey, asks questions of users of Adult Social Care services about self-reported general health and quality of life, and about how users rate the services they receive, including whether those services are effective.


Why are we having this consultation?

The purpose of this consultation is to engage with users of the survey data and to gather opinion to help inform the design of the ASCS for the future. This will help to ensure that the survey datasets will continue to provide the information needed for the effective delivery of adult social care services, including the ASCOF, now and in the future.


Summary of consultation

For a number of reasons, set out in the pdf icon consultation document [963kb], it has become necessary to review the content of the ASCS. This also presents a good opportunity to consider more widely the usefulness and appropriateness of the content of the survey in general, and to discover which questions are most useful to users of the survey datasets and which questions, if any, could be removed or made voluntary.


How to respond

We welcome the views of all users and suppliers of adult social care data on the mandatory elements of the survey used to create the national dataset. The preferred method for responding to this consultation is via the Survey Monkey questionnaire. Responses to and comments on this consultation may also be made by telephone or post (please see the full pdf icon consultation document [963kb] for further details).

This consultation will be open until 30 June 2014.


Publication of consultation outcome

The outcome of the consultation will be published on the HSCIC website as soon as possible following completion of the consultation exercise.

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