This booklet was developed by Dumfries and Galloway Council with people who are using services, carers, social work practitioners and managers. It outlines the values and principles of Self-Directed Support (SDS) and provides information about levels of support available. It explains the options of SDS and the development of a personal support plan.
Outcomes toolbox / Guides
Paper published in The Psychiatrist (2013) by Penumbra and University of Abertay.
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.
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.
Web page of information on the Talking Points outcomes approach, including background and links to staff development and leadership material; sample tools; information for service users and carers; using outcomes data; and digital stories.