The term ‘outcomes’ has different meanings. When we talk about personal outcomes we mean the things that are important to people in their lives. A focus on personal outcomes involves making sure that services work in partnership with the public towards effective use of resources in achieving wellbeing. This is a central plank of national policy in several countries. In Scotland, work to support the development and implementation of a personal outcomes approach began in 2007. This work is in line with the Christie Commission report and the Scottish Government’s response. Considerable progress has been made, but there is still much work to be done.
In 2015, the Personal Outcomes Network, a national cross sector group was formed, offering open membership to those committed to working together to support ongoing developments in health and social care, as well as other human services, locally and nationally. The Network is seeking to develop a wider and more consistent understanding of personal outcomes across diverse service settings.
This website has been developed to raise awareness of the Network and to bring together a range of evidence and practice-based resources that can:
- Contribute to a skilled and confident workforce
- Support organisational change
- Engage and influence policy makers
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