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, known as the Adult Social Care Survey (ASCS).

The survey is sent to a random sample of people with care and support needs who are receiving services from adult social care. It 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.

People in the sample will be sent a questionnaire and a freepost return envelope by post in late January each year. 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 England, which 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 England and by us to improve services. The views of people who use our services are important to ensure we are getting them right.

2021 to 2022 survey

View the Central Bedfordshire Council report for 2021 to 2022 (PDF)

Contact us

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