Social Care and Mental Health Indicators from the National Indicator Set - 2009-10, Final release
This National Indicator Set (NIS) underpins the performance framework for local government and meets the then government's commitment, as set out in the local government White Paper Strong and Prosperous Communities, to introduce a clear set of national outcomes and a single set of national indicators by which to measure them. The NHS Information Centre collects information on 12 of the indicators which relate to social care and mental health services.
The social care information provided by Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs) and presented in this report is final and relates to the period April 2009 – March 2010. It replaces information in the provisional report which was published on 30 September 2010.
Promoting Independence and choice
- The number of older people (aged 65 and over) discharged from hospital where there was the intention to return home was 64,400 of which 52,300 (81.2 per cent) were still at home after 91 days (NI 125), compared to 78.2 per cent in 2008-09 . This percentage is lower for older clients; 77.9 per cent for those aged 85 and over compared to 84.6 per cent for those aged 65-74.
- 13.0 per cent of all adults and carers receiving CASSR funded services received them via self directed support (NI 130) . 24.4 per cent of carers who received services were given self directed support compared to 14.7 per cent of adults aged 18-64 and 9.6 per cent of those aged 65 and over.
- 3,067 adults per 100,000 population were assisted directly through social services funded support to live independently compared to 3,202 in 2008-09 which is a decrease of 4 per cent. This includes those supported through services provided by grant funded organisations (NI 136).
- NI 136 was retrospectively deleted from the NIS for 2010-11 on 4 February 2011.
- Over two-thirds (68.5 per cent) of service users who recently received equipment or a minor adaptation said it had made their quality of life much better (NI 127). This is similar to the last available figures from 2007-08 (68.3 per cent).
- 87.1 per cent said that they were very happy with the way they were treated by the people who discussed their needs with them, a slight decrease from the 2007-08 figure of 87.6 per cent (NI 128).
- NI 128 was retrospectively deleted from the NIS for 2010-11 on 4 February 2011.
Timeliness of assessment and delivery of care packages
- 81.3 per cent of adults aged 18 and over waited 4 weeks or less for their assessment to be completed, a slight increase from the 2008-09 figure of 79.8 per cent. 79.8 per cent of adults aged 18-64 waited 4 weeks or less for their assessment to be completed in 2009-10, compared to 81.9 per cent of those aged 65 and over (NI 132).
- 90.5 per cent of adults aged 18 and over waited 4 weeks or less from completed assessment to receipt of all services in 2009-10.88.6 per cent of adults aged 18-64 waited 4 weeks or less for their assessment to be completed compared to 91.1 per cent of those aged 65 and over (NI 133).
- Both of these indicators on timeliness of assessment and delivery of care packages were deleted from the NIS from 1 April 2010.
- The total number of carers receiving a carer's specific service or advice and information as a percentage of clients receiving a community based service in the year is 26.4 per cent (NI 135) compared to 23.1 per cent in 2008-09. This varies from 24.3 per cent for carers of service users aged 18-64 to 27.3 per cent for carers of service users aged 65 and over.
Promoting social inclusion
- 60.6 per cent of adults with learning disabilities aged 18-64 and known to Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs) were in settled accommodation at the time of their assessment or latest review compared to 64.5 per cent in 2008-09. The percentage of female adults with learning disabilities in settled accommodation (61.7 per cent) was slightly higher than for males (59.7 per cent) (NI 145).
- 6.4 per cent of adults with learning disabilities aged 18-64 and known to Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs) were in paid employment at the time of their assessment or latest review compared to 6.8 per cent in 2008-09. The percentage of female adults with learning disabilities in paid employment (5.5 per cent) was lower than for males (7.1 per cent) (NI 146).
- 58.7 per cent of adults with mental health problems aged 18-69 in contact with secondary mental health services were known to be in settled accommodation at the time of their assessment or latest review (NI 149).
- 7.9 per cent of adults with mental health problems aged 18-69 in contact with secondary mental health services were known to be in paid employment at the time of their assessment or latest review (NI 150).
- Both NI 149 and NI 150 have shown large increases from 2008-09 but this is mainly due to improving data quality.
Access the data
The underlying data for this publication is available through our National Adult Social Care Intelligence Service (NASCIS) online analytical tool. NASCIS provides a set of analytical, query and reporting tools which can be accessed from http://nascis.ic.nhs.uk.
The data can be found in the NASCIS online analytical processing tool, headline figures are available in the NIS table and the underlying information to calculate the indicator values for all indicators except NI 149 and NI 150 is within the RAP, ASC-CAR and PSS Ex1 tables. To access the data, you will need to complete the self registration process, this should only take you a couple of minutes.
This publication supersedes the data published on 30 September 2010 - Social Care and Mental health indicators from the National Indicator Set further analysis, Provisional, England 2009-10. Please see the spreadsheets provided above for final 2009-10 data.
We are not re-publishing a final commentary and further analysis of the NI Set by age group, client type and gender with this publication, but you may find it useful to refer to the one we produced for the provisional publication, Provisional Report Social Care and Mental Health Indicators 2009-10, which is one of the documents attached above.
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