Improving access to data on adult social care

From Office for National Statistics:

The pandemic has had a considerable impact on care services, and this has magnified the need for increased information on adult social care across the UK. Here Sophie John explains how the ONS has been taking steps to improve statistical coherence on this key social policy issue.

Statistical coherence is about drawing together outputs on the same topic to present a more transparent picture for users and improving access to data. This can be across the four countries of the UK, in the case of devolved policies, and/or where multiple producers are publishing statistics.

We face both these challenges in adult social care statistics where each nation has its own legislative powers and there are many different producers of adult social care data which are published across multiple platforms.

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