ASCOT 10th Anniversary Webinar Series

October 19, 2022

Webinar Two: Measuring the outcomes of people living with dementia

About this event

Our second webinar in this series of online seminars to celebrate a decade of the preference-weighted measure focuses on measuring the social care-related quality of life of people with dementia.

Chair: Professor Ann-Marie Towers, ASCOT programme lead, SSCR Leadership Fellow, Centre for Health Services Studies, University of Kent.

Speakers: Dr Barbora Silarova and Dr Stacey Rand, PSSRU, University of Kent.

• Enhancing our understanding of measuring social-care related quality of life of people with dementia who are unable to self-report . Dr Barbora Silarova, PSSRU, University of Kent.

• Social care-related quality of life of people with dementia and carers in England: a cross-sectional study during the COVID-19 pandemic . Dr Stacey Rand, PSSRU, University of Kent.


The Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT) measures the impact of social care (long-term care) on the quality of life of people using services and their informal carers. Although in development for much longer, it is now a decade since the launch of the preference-weighted measure in 2012. Since then, ASCOT has been used around the world in research, evaluation, policy and practice. It has been translated into Danish, Finnish, German, Dutch, Japanese and most recently, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian and Chinese. It continues to develop, informed by international learning and use in policy and practice. ASCOT now includes tools for measuring the impact of services on informal carers and its suite of tools include Easy Read questionnaires for people with intellectual disabilities and autism and a mixed-methods approach for use in care homes.

This webinar series celebrates a decade of outcome measurement in adult social care, bringing together an international network of researchers and experts in long-term care to present their findings and consider future research priorities.

Who should attend?

  • Researchers
  • Policy makers
  • Practitioners and clinicians working in long-term care
  • Care providers and commissioners
  • Care regulators
  • Sector and provider representatives

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If you would like to find out more about ASCOT please visit our ASCOT website.