MANCHESTER SPECIFIC INFORMATION
April 2018: This chapter has been amended to update links, including to the most recent version of the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework 2017-18: Handbook of Definitions.
This chapter outlines national key performance indicators and outcome information which is reported annually to the Department of Health in Central Government. This forms part of the much larger local performance management framework which is in place in Manchester to oversee Adult Social Care Performance. Further information on this is included below.
ASCOF was first published in March 2011, and is reviewed annually to update the measures to reflect outcomes for adults and carers.
An outcome is defined as the end result for an adult who has used local authority funded social care and support service. This could be, for example, receiving financial support, being admitted to a care home or being provided with information and advice.
ASCOF enables the local authority to see how they are performing in implementing local changes required as a result of the Care Act 2014. This includes supporting people to maintain their independence and their connections to the community, and ensuring they have control over the care they receive.
The Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF) is used both locally and nationally to:
It provides comparable information on the outcomes and experiences of people who use adult social care, and carers.
Click here to view Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (Department of Health).
In addition to producing annual statutory performance information to central government, Manchester City Council’s Adults Performance, Research and Intelligence also produces performance reporting products each month to support managers with driving up performance standards across the Directorate. These are presented to and reviewed by the Directorate’s Performance Improvement Board and cascaded electronically via the intranet presence each month.
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