Offer to Mental Health

Offer to Mental Health

We are still celebrating our transition into being a Social Enterprise which means we are into the second month of our offers of support. Having completed June's offer to Housing Associations we would like to switch July's focus to mental health. In July we are...

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Offer to Housing Associations

Offer to Housing Associations

In order to celebrate our conversion to become a Community Interest Company, we want to use this Summer to make some very special offers to work with specific sectors. Over the next three months, we're going to offer a few organisations, in different sectors, the...

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Understanding Social Prescribing

Understanding Social Prescribing

We are still celebrating our transition into being a Social Enterprise which means we are into the second month of our offers of support. Having completed June's offer to Housing Associations we would like to switch July's focus to mental health. In July we are...

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A Beginner’s Guide To Open Data

A Beginner’s Guide To Open Data

In order to celebrate our conversion to become a Community Interest Company, we want to use this Summer to make some very special offers to work with specific sectors. Over the next three months, we're going to offer a few organisations, in different sectors, the...

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What can we learn from a weekend of NHS IT chaos?

What can we learn from a weekend of NHS IT chaos?

We are big fans of social prescribing. It goes to the very heart of what we do, trying to get an understanding of all of the issues that people have in their lives and tackling everything in a systematic way; whilst taking into account that the social issues are just...

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Introducing – Inside Outcomes CIC

Introducing – Inside Outcomes CIC

We are really pleased to be able to announce a significant change to how Inside Outcomes works. Over the last few years it has been obvious to us that the aims of Inside Outcomes are the same as all the organisations that we support; we felt that should be reflected...

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Why service directories do not work

Why service directories do not work

There are some important lessons that can be learned by organisations across Health and Social Care because of the recent NHS ransomware debacle. Whilst the headlines have been taken up by the preparedness of the NHS the basic principles should impact all...

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Introducing Referral Tool

Introducing Referral Tool

We think that it's vital that the Health and Social Care sector embrace open data. By making data available we create great opportunities to build new things and better understand the environment we work in. As we've posted on this blog before, everyone has a role to...

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What are system outcomes and why should we fear them?

What are system outcomes and why should we fear them?

As you would expect we support any move that switches the focus of providing services away from the activity that takes place to the achievements that result. Effectiveness will always be more important than how busy you look. Having said that we are always concerned...

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What are personal risk maps?

What are personal risk maps?

The common theme that runs through all of our products is how we use Risk Maps to identify the issues that people present to services. This post sets out what we mean by Risk Maps and sets out how easy they are to use in face to face work.. In the course of our work,...

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What is whole person assessment?

What is whole person assessment?

The concept of whole person assessment seems to be getting more attention recently as it is at the core of community navigator and social prescribing projects. I believe that it is relevant to all organisations that support clients and should be the standard in how we...

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How much does technology cost the voluntary sector?

How much does technology cost the voluntary sector?

How do you use technology to carry out face to face client work? This is a question that I regularly ask organisations I meet. There seems to be a stark difference in approach between those services provided directly by the public sector and smaller voluntary and...

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What Contributes to Health Outcomes?

What Contributes to Health Outcomes?

This is our favourite diagram. It might be odd to have a favourite diagram but we have. It's the diagram that we have noticed has the most impact when we go out to talk to organisations about the services they deliver. It might be counter-intuitive to think that the...

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Making it Free

Making it Free

In order to celebrate our conversion to become a Community Interest Company, we want to use this Summer to make some very special offers to work with specific sectors. Over the next three months, we're going to offer a few organisations, in different sectors, the...

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New: Domestic Abuse Risk Map

We proposed a Risk Map for Domestic Abuse at the beginning of the year. Of all the maps that we have constructed, to date, this is the one that has generated the most feedback. Domestic Abuse is a complex issue and one that requires a number of services to come...

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Why do you collect data? – Evidencing need

Why do you collect data? – Evidencing need

Why do you collect data from the people you work with? Is it just so you have a record of the people that have used your services? Do you do it because it’s one of the things you must do as part of the contract? It’s a question we ask all the organisations we work...

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This is why the 7-day NHS risks are good

This is why the 7-day NHS risks are good

The concept of whole person assessment seems to be getting more attention recently as it is at the core of community navigator and social prescribing projects. I believe that it is relevant to all organisations that support clients and should be the standard in how we...

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Will Devolution Improve Health Commissioning?

Will Devolution Improve Health Commissioning?

A truism of Local Government is that its enthusiasm for devolving national budgets locally is exactly matched by its reluctance to pool budgets regionally. I worry that frequently the search for increased budget allocation at any cost might overlook that all devolved...

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Three Free Quality Marks

Three Free Quality Marks

The release of secret documents highlighting risks with the Seven Day NHS programme have done quite a lot to demonstrate the lack of understanding about how and why risk is measured. Equally the call for for an inquiry based on the existence of identified risks seems...

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How can Brexit improve public health?

How can Brexit improve public health?

We've built Referral Tool to provide a quick and easy way to identify the most appropriate local services to refer clients to. We have found that it is common with face to face services that issues that clients want help and support with are beyond the ability of a...

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