This report from North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Adult Social Care (focus) is based on the Findings of the 2016-17 Personal Social Services Survey of Adult Carers in England (SACE) – of Carers in North East Lincolnshire
Local authorities in England with responsibility for providing adult social care services are required to conduct a biennial postal survey of their carers aged over 18, caring for a person aged 18 or over.
The Personal Social Services Survey of Adult Carers in England (SACE) asks questions about quality of life and the impact the services they receive have on their quality of life. It also collects information about self-reported general health and well-being. The data/figures collected through the survey are sent to NHS Digital (previously Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC)) and used as the basis for regional and national analysis and benchmarking. The data is also used to populate several measures in the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF). The ASCOF is a set of performance measures which help local authorities measure how well care and support services are doing.
North East Lincolnshire also use the service to inform the local North East Lincolnshire carers’ strategy and 3 year action plan, to ensure continual service improvement to support carers needs. Local (North East Lincolnshire)
In North East Lincolnshire, 708 carers received the survey. In total 299 carers responded, giving a 42.3% response rate (the target is 37% so NEL CCG achieved a better response rate than expected)