At Share we use a tool called the Outcomes Star to support and measure change over time. This helps us to pinpoint individual life and learning goals and help people achieve them.
Progress is tracked across nine core areas:
- Practical skills
- Communication and social skills
- Learning skills
- Physical health
- Living skills
- Friends and relationships
- Social responsibility
- Work readiness
Student stars are created for students who attend two or more days a week. When new people join Share, each area is evaluated to assess where they currently are on their journey towards independence, choice and wellbeing. The process is repeated regularly to track progress.
Staff then work individually with students to develop the right support to help them move towards their goals.
This also helps us adapt our services where needed to make sure we're responding to people's changing needs.