The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have recently launched a suite of personal outcomes focused resources to support workers and organisations to share, further develop and embed personal outcomes approaches in practice.
This includes the Personal Outcomes Planning e-book, focusing on personal outcomes and enabling conversations to meet the requirements of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 for carer support planning, building connections with self-directed support and anticipatory care planning.
This resource is for anyone with a concern for what matters to the people they work with, and will help them:
- understand what a personal outcomes approach is
- develop and embed this approach in day-to-day practice
- access relevant links and resources
Personal outcomes often relate to maintaining or improving wellbeing, and what’s important to people involved in care in their lives.
The 2011 Christie report on public service reform in Scotland in 2011 highlighted the need to work closely with individuals to understand their needs, maximise their talents and resources, support self-reliance and build resilience. Since then, focusing on what matters to people by adopting personal outcomes approaches has been understood as fundamental to transforming and sustaining public services in Scotland.
Many services across health, social care, housing and beyond have now developed good practice around personal outcomes. According to the SSSC, evidence shows this approach leads to better outcomes for the individuals being supported and for organisations adopting this approach.
They also state that people across all sectors have identified the need to raise awareness of personal outcomes approaches, and to share experience and evidence.
To view or download the Personal Outcomes Planning e-book, please visit the SSSC website.
Alternatively, visit the Personal Outcomes Collaboration website, or read the press release from the SSSC.