Self-Directed Support offers people greater choice and control over their lives. Personal outcomes become an important way to describe how someone wishes to live their life. It is important to genuinely listen to the personal outcomes that are important for people. This section outlines various ways to hear directly from people what outcomes are important to them.
It will outline ways to agree with individuals which in particular are important for them. For people with more complex communication support needs this becomes more of a challenge. But it is possible to build a meaningful picture of how someone wishes to live their life.
- This extract from Sense Scotland’s Guidance on Outcomes-based Support Planning defines personal outcomes and gives some examples.
- Getting it Right for Everyone outlines various ways to set, track and review personal outcomes.