Outcomes Toolbox

This toolbox brings together a range of resources and knowledge relevant to an outcomes-focused approach in the social services.

Developing a personal outcomes approach: Julie Gardener (Audio recording)

Julie Gardener, Assistant Director of VOCAL (Voice of carers across Lothian) talks about developing a personal outcomes approach and outcomes for integration of health and social care. 

The audio recording was made on the 25 February 2013 at an event organised by the Social Services Research Group (SSRG) entitled, 'Improving outcomes through integrated social care and health'.

For further information about the event see: http://ssrg.org.uk/events-2013/

How to create a radar chart / spidergram

A step-by-step manual of how to create a radar chart from raw data.

Data visualisations for VOCAL

Data visualisations created for VOCAL as part of IRISS's project on recording and measuring outcomes. 

Good conversations: assessment and planning as the building blocks of an outcomes approach

Taking an outcomes approach means engaging with the person and significant others to find out what matters to them, what they hope for and what they want to be different in their lives. An outcomes approach involves thinking about what role the person themselves might play in achieving their outcomes, which can be a significant shift from more traditional services where the solutions are viewed as located on the service side.

This guide looks at what is required to ensure quality assessment and planning in developing an outcomes-focused approach.

Carista

What is it? Tool that manages services in terms of outcomes and effectiveness; resources and productivity; finance and sustainability; and compliance and safety. From the management of staff and volunteer records through to property and equipment, it provides a comprehensive approach to resource management that can be tailored to fit the resource mix in an organisation and the key aspects that need to be monitored and controlled.

Who is if for? Tool that can be used with adults and children.