A focus on personal outcomes – making sure that services work in partnership with the public towards effective use of resources in achieving well-being – is a central plank of national policy in several countries.  In Scotland, this is in line with the Christie Commission report and the Scottish Government’s response.

This site has been developed to bring together a range of resources to support the development and implementation of a personal outcomes approach in health and social care, as well as other human services. Most of the resources are applicable across service settings, with additional carer-specific and dementia-specific materials provided through dedicated pages.  Resources drawing together learning from the Meaningful and Measurable project can be accessed here.

Since 2015 this work has been supported by the Personal Outcomes Network (PON).  The PON is a national cross sector group with open membership from across health, social care and housing. Members work in a wide range of roles but share a common passion for developing and implementing personal outcomes approaches locally and nationally.  More information on the background and purpose of the network, and its co-ordinating group, can be found here.

The PON has produced a paper to support consistent understanding of the values and principles involved in personal outcomes approaches. We hope this will help inform policy and practice particularly by practitioners and managers in health, social care, housing and related services.

Personal Outcomes Values and Principles Paper May16 [PDF,433Kb]

If you are interested in joining the PON or wish further information on it please contact grace.macdonald@sssc.uk.com

You can access a range of tools and other resources via the IRISS toolbox

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