Being a bit of a geek, I always look forward to the publication of the Personal Social Services Adult Social Care Survey.
This year’s (2010/11) provisional report was published in September, and the final report will be available next month.
Here are some of the findings I found most interesting. (Read the full report for comprehensive methodology statement, including sample size and a return rate – get this – of 40%!)
Satisfaction with care and support services
- 62% of service users who responded said that they were extremely or very satisfied with the care and support services they receive
- 28% said they were quite satisfied
- 7% said they were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
- 3% said they were dissatisfied
- 30% reported they have as much control as they want over their daily life
- 45% reported they have adequate control
- 20% reported they have some control but not enough
- 5% reported they had no control
Quality of life
- 26% of respondents reported their quality of life was so good it could not be better, or very good
- 31% reported it was good
- 33% reported it was alright
- 7% reported their quality of life was bad
- 3% reported their quality of their life was very bad, or so bad it could not be worse
- 62% of respondents felt as safe as they wanted
- 30% felt adequately safe, but not as safe as they would like
- 5% felt less than adequately safe
- 2% did not feel safe at all.