This survey was undertaken to gather views about adult social care from councils across England. The survey covered a range of subjects, including budgetary issues, the ability to meet statutory duties, the ability of local care markets to cope with pressures and the impacts of the national focus on reducing rates of delayed discharges.

ADASS circulated a short survey to all 151 Directors of adult social care in England. The survey was open for four weeks from mid-September to mid-October 2019 and 98 (65%) of directors responded.

The results of the survey will provide vital evidence ahead of the publication of the provisional local government finance settlement 2020/21 and the expected 2020 Spending Review, as well as any proposals for reform from the incoming Government.