Social care surveys
We work as part of a national programme led by NHS Digital to complete social care surveys. The surveys focus on both adult social care users and carers, and are designed to understand more about how services are affecting people's lives. We consider user experience information critical in understanding the impact of services and outcomes achieved, thus informing service improvement and development.
The Adult Social Care Survey has been running since 2009/10. The data enables councils to benchmark against their peers and to gather information to support their local commissioning, performance and strategy. The survey also supplies data for a number of measures in the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework.
The Survey of Adult Carers in England (SACE) is biennial and has been running since 2014/15. It recognises that carers are a key policy area within the Department of Health (DH) and the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The survey has been developed to learn more about whether services received by carers are helping them in their caring role and their life outside of caring, and also about their perception of the services provided to the person they care for. The survey results feed into monitoring of the impact of the National Carers Strategy, and are also used to populate a number of measures in the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework.
The results from both surveys are also used in a wide range of local plans and strategies, such as the Adult Services Market Position Statement and local Carers Strategy.
Copies of summary results for Shropshire are attached to this page, as well as the NHS's information on social care surveys.