Level 5

SCIE have defined ‘outcomes’ as follows:
‘Outcomes’ are defined as the impact, or end-results, of services on a person’s life; therefore outcomes-focused services are those that aim to achieve the priorities that service users themselves identify as important.
Therefore the personalisation agenda focused on the individual expected outcomes rather than their needs and consequently encouraged health and social care to adopt this approach. The social policy 2007 Putting people first, highlighted the need for individuals to be able to decide what they want and that every locality would seek to have a community based support system focusing on the health and well being, this included bringing together primary care, community based health provision, public health, social care and also taking into account the wider issues of housing and employment
Working within a specialised area of care namely ABI (Acquired Brain injury) from 2006, I had identified that there was very little in the way of supporting individuals ongoing rehabilitation, therefore set up the community team in 2008 and this article will include examples of where the ‘outcome led ‘ model has been used.

The words ‘meeting outcomes’ has been used within the Health and social care field since the early 1990’s which can be evidenced through many articles. All of them reflected as how the ‘disabled’ or individuals wanted to be involved in their care; however I have found it has been only within the last 5 -7 years that this model is starting to take shape and taken on board by Health and social care. The new care act (April 2015) clearly identifies that the ‘citizen’ has ownership of their care. Various assessment tools can be used to measure ‘outcomes’ for example the Waterlow scale in Skin integrity. The GAS (Goal attainment scale) however these are more for monitoring from a healthcare perspective as opposed to an individual persons. From experience Individuals have said ‘I want my life back, I want to...