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Older people with social care needs and multiple long-term conditions [NG22]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Recommendation: 1.1.3

When planning and undertaking assessments for older people with social care needs and multiple long‑term conditions, health and social care practitioners should: always involve the person and, if appropriate, their carer take into account the person's strengths, needs and preferences involve the relevant practitioners to address all of the person's needs, including their medical, psychological, emotional, social, personal, sexual, spiritual and cultural needs; sight, hearing and communication needs; and accommodation and environmental care needs ensure that if a person and their carer cannot attend an assessment meeting, they have the opportunity to be involved in another way, for example in a separate meeting or through an advocate[1] give people information about the services available to them, their cost and how they can be paid for.

What was measured: Proportion of carers who report that they have been included or consulted in discussion about the person they care for.
Data collection end: March 2015
72.3%
Area covered: England
Source: NHS Digital. Adult social care outcomes framework.


Recommendation: 1.5.17

Encourage social contact and provide opportunities for education, entertainment and meaningful occupation by: making it easier for people to communicate and interact with others, for example by reducing background noise, providing face‑to‑face contact with other people, using accessible signage and lighting using a range of technologies such as IT platforms and Wi‑Fi, hearing loops and TV listeners involving the wider community in the life of the care home through befriending schemes and intergenerational projects offering opportunities for movement.

What was measured: Proportion of people who use services who reported that they have as much social contact as they would like.
Data collection end: March 2012
42.3%
Data collection end: March 2013
43.2%
Data collection end: March 2014
44.5%
Data collection end: March 2015
44.8%
Data collection end: March 2016
45.4%
Area covered: England
Source: NHS Digital. Adult social care outcomes framework.


Recommendation: 1.6.2

Health and social care practitioners should support older people with social care needs and multiple long‑term conditions to maintain links with their friends, family and community, and identify if people are lonely or isolated.

What was measured: Public Health Outcomes Framework indicator 1.18: Proportion of adult social care users who have as much social contact as they would like.
Data collection end: March 2011
41.9%
Data collection end: March 2012
42.3%
Data collection end: March 2013
43.2%
Data collection end: March 2014
44.5%
Data collection end: March 2015
44.8%
Area covered: England
Source: Public Health England. Public Health Outcomes Framework



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