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Social care user survey guidance - 2010-11

Guidance, questionnaires, letters and forms needed to run the adult social care survey.


Guidance for councils

word icon Appendix E - 1. Face to face interview script for those resident in the community [237kb]

pdf icon Adult Social Care Survey Guidance 2010-11 [422kb] 

pdf icon Frequently Asked Questions [75kb] 

xls icon Sample Size Calculator [429kb] 

xls icon ASC Data Return [2Mb] 

pdf icon Validation Document [228kb]

pdf icon Letter from Paul Burstow to Directors [24kb]


Questionnaires

word icon Appendix C - 1. Model Questionnaire - for those resident in the community [256kb] 

word icon Appendix C - 2. Model Questionnaire - for those in residential and nursing care [258kb] 

word icon Appendix C - 3. Model Questionnaire - for those with Learning Difficulties resident in the community [4Mb] 

word icon Appendix C - 4. Model Questionnaire - for those with Learning Difficulties in residential and nursing care [4Mb] 

word icon Appendix C - 5. Model Questionnaire - for those resident in the community LARGE PRINT [262kb] 

word icon Appendix C - 6. Model Questionnaire - for those in residental and nursing care LARGE PRINT [263kb] 

word icon Appendix C - 7. Model Questionnaire - Demographic Questions [61kb] 

word icon Appendix C - 8. Model Questionnaire - Demographic Questions for those with LD [37kb] 

word icon Appendix C - 9. Model Questionnaire - Demographic Questions LARGE PRINT [60kb]


Interview Scripts

word icon Appendix E - 1. Face to face interview script for those resident in the community [237kb] 

word icon Appendix E - 2. Face to face interview script for those in residential or nursing care [238kb] 

word icon Appendix E - 3. Face to face interview script for those with Learning Difficulties [3Mb] 

word icon Appendix E - 4. Telephone interview script for those in residential and nursing care [238kb] 

word icon Appendix E - 5. Telephone interview script for those resident in the community [237kb]


Examples of Letters and Forms

word icon Appendix F - 1. Cover letter to accompany the questionnaire for those in residential and nursing care [39kb] 

word icon Appendix F - 2. Cover letter to accompany the questionnaire for those in residential and nursing care [39kb] 

word icon Appendix F - 3. Cover letter to accompany the LD questionnaire for those resident in the community [663kb] 

word icon Appendix F - 4. Cover letter to accompany the LD questionnaire for those in residential or nursing care [691kb] 

word icon Appendix F - 5. Letter to send to care home managers to encourage response [39kb] 

word icon Appendix F - 6. Letter giving advanced warning for interview [37kb] 

word icon Appendix F - 7. Example reminder letter [33kb] 

word icon Appendix F - 8. Consent form for Face-to-Face interviews [34kb] 


Compliance Cost Survey

We would like to capture the costs to councils of running the 2010-11 Adult Social Care Survey. This is a voluntary exercise and we are asking councils to provide the costs in Autumn 2011 after the validation process has been completed.

xls icon Compliance Cost Data Return [170kb]


National Indicator Calculator

This is a tool which can be used to calculate N127 - Self reported experience of social care users.

xls icon NI127 Calculator v1.1 [5Mb]

Please be aware this is a large file and when downloading you should choose the option to save locally and not open directly.


Changes from the previous programme of surveys

  • Specific instructions to exclude service users who lack the capacity to consent to take part and replace them via drawing an additional sample.
  • Inclusion of service users in residential and nursing care.
  • A specific easy-read questionnaire for users with learning disabilities.
  • Slight relaxation in the accuracy required for producing a robust estimate from the survey.
  • Widening of the survey period to run from mid January to mid March.
  • Additional information has been requested about the breakdown of the eligible population to assist in analysis of response rates and calculation of confidence intervals
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