This data definitions handbook specifies the technical detail of the various performance measures in the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF). The purpose of this handbook is to enable consistency in reporting and data interpretation.
The new measures, based on Carers Survey, introduced this year, are:
- Carer-reported quality of life.
- Overall satisfaction of carers with social services.
- The proportion of carers reporting they have been included or consulted in discussion about the person for whom they care.
- The proportion of people who use services and carers who find it easy to find information about services (in years when the Carers Survey is conducted, starting 2012/13, this measure is based on both Carers Survey and Adult Social Care Survey data; in other years it will be based solely on Adult Social Care Survey data).
Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework: Handbook of Definitions. Version 3. London: Department of Health, March 2012.