This is the Care Quality Commission's annual report on the state of health and adult social care in England. It covers the year from April 2010 to March 2011. The year covered by this report was the first in which the Care Quality Commission operated under a new piece of legislation, the Health and Social Care Act 2008.

The Centre for Disabilities Research has produced two annual reports in the past, in 2005 and 2008. The first new report, covers 2010, and brings together information on the characteristics of people with learning disabilities, the services and supports they use and their carers.