What is it? Realist Evaluation provides ongoing information on “what works, for whom, and under which circumstances” thereby allowing for constant and consistent review and potential adaptation of a particular programme or intervention. As well as providing a platform for evidenced based practice, Realist Evaluation can substantially contribute to economic evaluation in the social welfare field, as outcome information and data can demonstrate the ongoing value of initiatives, and show the compensating decreases they are making in other public service e
What is it? A definitive set of standards for supported living. The second edition contains a multimedia CD, video footage, an It's my life pack and a full service review pack. The It's my life toolkit valuates progress towards achieving outcomes desired by individuals. This involves the individual and their circles of support (should not involve service provider). AND Service Review toolkit (takes 12 months) and evaluates the service through service review. This tool is currently being updated.
What is it? This is a tool that can be used to calculate the overall ASCOT well-being score for individuals on the basis of their responses to questions about their current social care-related quality life (SCRQoL), and their SCRQoL in the absence of services.
Who is it for? For use with adults. The aim is for the measure to be applicable across as wide a range of user groups and care and support settings as possible.
The Early Years Collaborative was launched on 1 October 2012 at a multi-sector event hosted by Ministers, the Chief Medical Officer and COSLA as chairs of the Early Years Taskforce. Its objective is to accelerate the conversion of the high level principles set out in GIRFEC and the Early Years Framework into practical action.
This resource provides general information on the collaborative, as well as the latest updates.
Interactive web resource for parents and children on early years development, including playing, reading and talking.
What is it? SROI is a framework based on social generally accepted accounting principles (SGAAP) that can be used to help manage and understand the social, economic and environmental outcomes created by your activity or organisation. It will help understand, manage and communicate the social value that an organisation's work creates in a clear and consistent way with customers, beneficiaries and funders. It can help manage risks and identify opportunities and raise finance. It will throw up potential improvements to services, informati
What is it? Better Futures outcomes tool is a web-based IT tool designed to enable housing support service providers working with individuals to record their support needs over a period of time. In particular, it provides a means of recording a baseline when someone starts using a service, as well as plotting their aspirations using a unique scoring system. The tool is also able to produce reports from the data held to enable organisations to measure the outcomes of their work with service users on a continuous basis.
What is it? A tool for capturing carers' outcomes. This approach has been developed by VOCAL and is based on the Talking Points: personal outcomes approach.
Who is it for? It is an outcomes tool to be used with adult unpaid carers. It can be applied to any type of service or support being offered to unpaid carers.
Approaches to making personal budgets work well for older people (including people with dementia) emerged as a high priority and TLAP has committed to do more work in this area.
This report is a first stage. It draws on two key surveys:
1. The ADASS personalisation survey (2012)
2. The TLAP National Personal Budgets Survey (2011) and a review of relevant literature.
Resource that explores the following questions: