A guide to outcome based social care

This guide, produced by the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS), aims to provide support on how to lead teams to adopt an outcomes-focused approach and deliver outcome based social care. It combines knowledge of effective leadership with evidence relating to outcomes for people receiving support and their carers.

Who is it for?
This guide is aimed at those committed to leading an outcomes-focused approach to social services, including team leaders, managers and those in training roles. It is primarily addressed at those working in adult social care. It will also be relevant to those from other disciplines such as health care.

How can it be used?
The guide provides a framework for training and is designed to be adapted to the time and resources available. The audit tool on page 8 will help those using the guide to identify which sections would be most relevant.