This is a report on the social care activity of Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs) in England between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016. It contains aggregate information mainly taken from council administrative systems used to record the process of assessing eligibility to state funded social care and providing services where people are eligible.
This is the second year of the SALT (Short and Long Term) collection and councils were provided with the opportunity to revise their 2014-15 data; as such, some data have been updated from last year. The report explains that only some of the councils who would have liked to review the data had the technology and resources to do so. Given this, caution should be taken in reviewing year-on-year trends.
There were 1,811,000 requests for support from new clients, which had reached the stage of having a known outcome to that request (referred to within SALT as a sequel) during the reporting period. 28 per cent of these were from clients aged 18-64, with the remaining 72 per cent from clients aged 65 and over.
There were 245,000 completed instances of Short Term Support to Maximise Independence, for new and existing clients during the reporting period.
There were 873,000 clients receiving long term support during the reporting period.