Increased participation in society

Service users and their carers who report that they have as much social contact as they would like

This goal is measured by tracking the proportion of people who use services and their carers, who reported that they had as much social contact as they would like.Explore the data
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        There is a clear link between loneliness and poor mental and physical health. A key element of the Government’s vision for social care, set out in the Care and Support White Paper is to tackle loneliness and social isolation, supporting people to remain connected to their communities and to develop and maintain connections to their friends and family.

        The Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework 2013/14 includes a new measure on social isolation. The measure will draw on self-reported levels of social contact as an indicator of social isolation.

        Initially, this indicator will focus on social care users and carers, rather than the broader population. However, the problems of loneliness and social isolation are not limited to these groups, and all parts of the health and care system have a role to play in preventing and reducing social isolation and loneliness in the broader population. The Department of Health will therefore continue to pursue the development of a population based measure of loneliness, with a view to including this in both the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework and Public Health Outcomes Framework in future years.

        Data source: The outcome measures' are from the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF) 2013-14 (provisional release). Published July 2014.

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