Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU): Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT)

Published2nd February 2016

The ASCOT measure is designed to capture information about an individual’s social care-related quality of life (SCRQoL). The aim is for the measure to be applicable across as wide a range of user groups and care and support settings as possible. There is also an associated measure of SCRQoL for family/unpaid carers (the ASCOT-Carer). Both were developed by the PSSRU at the University of Kent which carries out policy analysis, research and consultancy in the UK and abroad. ASCOT was developed out of PSSRU‰Ûªs previous work for HM Treasury to measure outcomes in care homes, day care centres and advice and advocacy services. The tool has 1,410 registered users from UK and internationally who aim to transform the future of people with a learning disability, acquired brain injury or autistic spectrum condition.

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