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Measuring outcomes in care homes using ASCOT

Smith, Nick, Towers, Ann-Marie (2012) Measuring outcomes in care homes using ASCOT. In: British Society of Gerontology Conference, 11-13 July 2012, Keele University. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT) is a set of tools for measuring outcomes in social care. These tools can be used across a wide range of user groups and care and support settings. The toolkit contains a multi-method version designed specifically for use in residential settings (CH3). Developed as part of the Measuring Outcomes for Public Services Users project (MOPSU), CH3 combines structured observation alongside interviews with service users, relatives and staff in order to measure service users’ outcomes in a context where many service users would struggle with the highly structured survey format. This paper will outline both the development and the key features of CH3, before going on to look at how it has been used by a variety of organisations in the two years since has it became publically available. Feedback and consultations with existing users has informed our thinking for future developments of the toolkit. We conclude by outlining our plans for the future, including adapting the tool for local authority quality monitoring purposes, revisiting the proxy interviews and developing a more qualitative interview for service users.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Nick Smith
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2014 11:01 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:38 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/45006 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Smith, Nick: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9793-6988
Towers, Ann-Marie: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3597-1061
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