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Guide that has been developed to support the collection and use of personal outcomes data. Personal outcomes data refers to information gathered from people supported by health and social services and their unpaid carers about what's important to them in their lives and the ways in which they would like to be supported. The guide is divided into three parts.
Part 1 explores the links between an outcomes approach and qualitative data, why qualitative data is important and what it can achieve.
Report designed to make a constructive contribution to the debate about how community planning in Scotland can, and should, be improved.
It does not seek to provide ‘the answer’ to resolving all of the challenges that community planning in Scotland faces. Rather, it uses collective experience of auditing community planning and partnership working to contribute towards how community planning in Scotland can be improved.
Report on an informal programme to establish, support and strengthen user-driven commissioning in six local sites by focusing on three complementary stepping stones.
Research that profiles the work of 19 projects with the aim of illustrating how asset-based approaches are being supplied in Scotland.
The case studies highlight the key characteristics of asset-based working and demonstrate the strengths and challenges of the approach for individuals, the wider community and project staff.
Report that highlights how good housing and related services can impact positively on the lives of people with dementia, from delaying more intensive forms of care to preventing admission and readmission to hospital. Case studies from housing associations and home improvement agencies show how appropriate housing can:
Report that summarises the results of a Department of Health (DH) funded evaluation of 19 extra care housing schemes that opened between April 2006 and November 2008, and which received capital funding from the department‘s Extra Care Housing Fund.
One of a series of reports providing the social services workforce with brief, accessible and practice-oriented summaries of published evidence on key topics.
Developed through a process of rapid appraisal, Insights seek to highlight the practice implications of research evidence and answer the 'So what does this mean in practice?' question for each topic reviewed.
This Insight looks at reminiscence therapy and life story work for those with dementia.
Paper that documents a series of strengths-based approches to social care.
In Scotland co-production is no longer just a ‘nice idea’ but a necessity to deal with increasing health inequalities (Sir Harry Burns) and changing demographics and expectations (Gerry Power).
This book shows how and why Scotland has become one of the leaders in public service co-production – and how the lessons learnt so far can be applied more widely.
One of a series of reports providing the social services workforce with brief, accessible and practice-oriented summaries of published evidence on key topics. This Insight, written by Dr Emma Miller, Honorary Senior Research Associate at Glasgow School of Social Work, considers some of the challenges of measuring outcomes and emerging responses to these.