Working with personal outcomes: what keeps you going?

The report and presentations from the Working with personal outcomes: what keeps you going? events are now available.

SDSWe held four events, in partnership with NHS Education Scotland (NES) and the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS), focusing on personal outcome approaches – a key principle of both self-directed support and integration. More than 130 people from a wide range of health and social care settings joined us.

The events highlighted some practical ways where staff have sustained their enthusiasm for working in a personal outcomes way. Tools and approaches shared included personal profiles, mindfulness and outcome focused models of supervision. The events also provided time, space and opportunities to reflect on and share what keeps staff motivated while looking after their own wellbeing.


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3 Responses to “Working with personal outcomes: what keeps you going?”

  1. Mark

    Jul 04. 2016

    You might hope and expect that the SSSC would avoid jargon like:
    “outcome focussed models…”
    “working with personal outcomes”
    “self directed support and systems thinking event”
    “working in a personal outcomes way”
    These are all examples of thoughtless assaults on the English language and why the founding of the Plain English Society was necessary, and all on a single page under SSSC news.
    Surely the regulator that we all pay for every year can set a better example?

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    • Ali Upton

      Jul 13. 2016

      Dear Mark

      Thank you for your comments. It is really important that we communicate our work in an understandable way. We are committed to plain language principles and to using language that people understand and that reflects current policy and practice. Your feedback is very helpful, demonstrating we need to do more to make sure our message is meaningful for the workforce.

      With thanks

      Ali Upton
      Learning and Development Manager (Policy Implementation – SDS and Integration)

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  2. Mark

    Jul 13. 2016

    Dear Ali

    If your statment

    “we are committed to plain language principles and to using language that people understand”


    “We will now use plain English and avoid jargon”

    I am all for it.

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