Mapping National Adult Social Care and Care Home Data Sources in Scotland: Baseline understanding & future potential: September 2022

The publication provides a high-level baseline national summary of both adult social care data and care home data sources in Scotland. It is intended to provide technical data users with accessible information on key products, to enable and aid clarity on the availability of social care data.


This document was collated by members of the 2021 Scottish Government Data, Analysis and Research Steering Group for Care Homes and Social Care, with contributions led by:

Jenni Burton, Clinical Lecturer in Geriatric Medicine, University of Glasgow

David Henderson, Quantitative Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh

Elizabeth Lemmon, Lecturer in Health Economics, University of Edinburgh

Other contributory organisations

Scottish Government, Care Inspectorate, Scottish Social Services Council, Public Health Scotland, National Records of Scotland, Royal College of Nursing

Other academic authors

Iain Atherton, Edinburgh Napier University

David Bell, University of Stirling

Chris Dibben, University of Edinburgh

Bruce Guthrie, University of Edinburgh

Le Nguyen, Strathclyde University



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