About This Website

The Personal Outcomes Collaboration (POC) website was originally conceived and created in 2014 by staff from the University of Edinburgh and the University of Strathclyde and is based on more than ten years of research and knowledge exchange. In January 2015, the originators invited colleagues from relevant national agencies to join the collaboration.

The website is now supported by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), NHS Education for Scotland (NES), the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (iRISS) as well as the originators now based at the Universities of Strathclyde and the University of the West of Scotland.

Purpose of Personal Outcomes Collaboration Website

The POC website aims to bring together a range of evidence and practice-based resources developed by organisations committed to supporting the development and implementation of a personal outcomes approach in health, social care and relevant human services. The website shares useful evidence-based information and tools that:

  1. Contribute to a skilled and confident health and social care workforce
  2. Support organisational change
  3. Engage and influence policy makers working on health and social care