Getting involved

Adult social care survey

Every council in England with responsibility for providing adult social care services is required to conduct an annual survey of people who use its services.

The Personal Social Services Adult Social Care Survey England (ASCS) is a national survey that is repeated every year. The survey is sent to people with care and support needs who are receiving services and asks them questions about their quality of life and the impact that the services they use have. It also collects information about self-reported general health and wellbeing.

The 2022 to 2023 survey will run from January to March 2023. A random sample of people with care and support needs who are receiving services from adult social care. People will be sent a questionnaire by post, including a freepost return envelope. Please do complete it if you receive one – individual responses to the survey are completely anonymous.

We will analyse the results and share them with NHS Digital, who will collate the results from all councils and publish the national results in October. We will also publish the Central Bedfordshire results on this page.

The results of the survey will be used by the Care Quality Commission, Department of Health, NHS Digital and by us to improve services. The views of people who use our services are important to ensure we are getting them right.

Contact us

If you have any questions related to the survey, please contact us.