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Guides to choosing an outcomes tool reissued! - 10/05/2010

Want to measure outcomes but not sure what tool to choose? Today we have published the second editions of the invaluable resources, A Practical Guide to Outcomes Tools, and A Review of Outcomes Tools For the Homelessness Sector.

New outcomes resource for day centres - 01/04/2010
Day Centres are different from other services, however it is still essential that they measure outcomes and capture the important work that they do. Our outcomes resource for day centres will help you to decide on an appropriate tool. Download the resource here.
 
New paper on how an outcomes approach complements your work - 30/03/2010
Taking an outcomes approach complements and can easily be embedded into ways of working that are common in the homelessness sector. View this paper on how its ethos links to other approaches such as the Places of Change Programme, key working, motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavioural therapy.
Research into Outcomes Star as a data collection tool - 25/11/2009

In April 2009, Homeless Link commissioned University of Wales Institute, Cardiff to validate, through research, the effectiveness of the Outcomes Star as a data collection tool.

To find out more click here.

New guidance for commissioners - 25/11/2009
Triangle Consulting has produced a guide for commissioners of homelessness services who are considering using the Outcomes Star within their commissioning process.
 
New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) publishes a new report - 25/06/2009

A report published by the New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) entitled Everyday Cares compares children’s day centres in Italy and the  UK. The report provides a framework for charities to measure their impact on children’s lives. Although this report was based in schools, many of the findings are relevant to homelessness interventions and have particular relevance to the outcomes approach.

Is Outcomes Star data meaningful? Contribute to our research! - 18/06/2009

Homeless Link and the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, are currently undertaking a piece of research to validate the Outcomes Star as a data collection tool. This is to determine:

a) whether the tool is used consistently across different workers, projects and organisations

b) whether progress in ‘soft’ outcomes, as measured by the Star, correlates to the achievement of ‘hard’ outcomes.
 
New briefing on how to make the most of your Outcomes Star data - 14/05/2009
View the briefing here.
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