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Practice Statement: Personal Outcomes

Personal Outcomes are the major expectations that people have in their lives. The person is in the best position to know what he or she wants and needs. The Discovery Interview and personal Outcomes Plan is the process designed to assist a person to make plans for their future.

The Outcomes process used for person-centred planning and the plans that result are flexible. As people’s interests and priorities change, the process is revisited as often as necessary to ensure that both major and day-to-day decisions also change in response.

The Discovery Interview includes conversation and sharing of information. A good Discovery Interview and assessment process helps the person, support people, families, communities and friends understand what kind of life the person desires.

Outcomes consist of 21 specific measures, where people identify what is most important to them. This process is modified across services for relevance, eg Home Support, Aspirations, Transitions Services and Business Enterprises.

Practice Definition: Personal Outcomes

What would be observed in practice:

  • Listen and learn as much as possible about the person and how the organisation supports them
  • Do not form prior assumptions, opinions or preconceptions about the person
  • Copies of goals are placed in the diary (just before the weekly planner), distributed to those involved and kept on file
  • Permanent weekly activities relating to goals are written up on personal weekly planner
  • Activities, outings, active support etc are added to weekly planner each shift
  • Goals and active supports are highlighted on weekly planner
  • Diary writing reflects goals and active supports
  • Key worker reports and team minutes reflect goals and active support progress
  • There is an understanding that Outcomes Plans are living documents which are individualised, updated throughout the year and reviewed and updated annually

Role-based Resources

Residential Staff

Discussion Questions

  1. Why is goal setting important for the people we support?
  2. How do we make sure goals are meaningful for the people we support? How do we know what the person thinks is important (rather than what we think is important for the person)?
  3. How often do we revisit a person’s goals? Do the Life Changes activity and discuss how you would feel if you had to wait for an annual meeting to make adjustments to your plans.
  4. How person-centred are our goal setting practices? Who decides on the time, place, people involved in the planning meeting? Who invites people to the meeting? Who decides on the topics?

Activities

Blog

Activity: On a piece of paper, list the changes that have taken place in your own life in the past year. Include interests, dreams, goals, relationships, births, deaths, etc. How you would feel if you had to wait for an annual meeting to make adjustments to your plans?

Video

Community Services

Discussion Questions

  1. Why is goal setting important for the people we support?
  2. Watch the video about people achieving their goals. An important part of a support worker’s role is to raise everyone’s expectations of the person’s capability and potential (including the person) – think about a/the person you support. Write down their strengths and gifts. How can these strengths and gifts help them to achieve their dreams?

Activities

Hub and Support Staff

Discussion Questions

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Activities

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Managers and Coordinators

Discussion Questions

  1. Watch the video and reflect on the goals you have seen for the people we support. Are they motivational? What can we do as an organisation to support people to set meaningful goals?
  2. How person-centred are our goal setting practices? Who decides on the time, place, people involved in the planning meeting? Who invites people to the meeting? Who decides on the topics?
  3. Complete the life changes activity and discuss your thoughts on annual goal planning meetings.

Activities

Video

Activity: On a piece of paper, list the changes that have taken place in your own life in the past year. Include interests, dreams, goals, relationships, births, deaths, etc. How you would feel if you had to wait for an annual meeting to make adjustments to your plans?

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