Outcomes Stars

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Older Person's Star – The Outcomes Star for later in life

Many things change when we age. Some of these changes require a bit of time to adjust to and sometimes a bit of support, in order to enjoy life amidst change.

The objective of the Outcomes Star is to help the customer to achieve the best possible well-being and independence, no matter what the circumstances. It helps to evaluate different areas of life and helps to achieve success. This can be used to determine what kind of support is required so that older people can live the best possible life.

The assessment covers seven areas:

  • My well-being is as good as possible
  • Keeping in touch with others 
  • Feeling positive
  • Being treated with dignity 
  • Looking after yourself
  • Staying safe 
  • Managing money and other personal affairs

Often it takes time, effort and support to become as independent and happy as possible across the seven areas. The journey towards the best possible and independent life consists of the five Journey of Change steps as described in the Older Person’s Star. These are: 

  • Cause for concern
  • Talking about it
  • Meeting your basic needs
  • Choice and control
  • As good as they can be

Not everyone starts from the first step and not everyone reaches the final step. However, usually people know what step they are on and they can think about what step is next for them.

Mental Health Recovery Star – The Outcomes Star for mental health rehabilitees

Life management can sometimes become difficult for one reason or another. Even small things can become insurmountable. To see the big picture, the Mental Health Recovery Star covers ten key areas:

  1. Mental health
  2. Physical health
  3. Life skills
  4. Friends and social networks
  5. Work and training
  6. Relationships
  7. Addictive behaviour
  8. Home
  9. Identity & self-esteem
  10. Trust and hope

Many users of the service like to think about recovery as a journey with different steps. Though each person is different, it is important to understand that, while each situation is unique, the path to recovery is often the same. 

The Journey of Change is the basis for the Recovery Star. It has five steps: 

  • Stuck (1-2): In the beginning of the journey, you cannot face the problem or accept help. You are stuck.
  • Accepting help (3-4): You gradually accept help. At this stage, you want to get rid of your problem and hope that someone else can take care of it for you. You accept help but do not want to, or are not capable of, taking action yourself.
  • Believing (5-6): In this step you believe in yourself and experiment. You begin to believe that you can change your life. You look ahead towards what you want and move away from what you do not want in your life. You start doing things that support your goal and you accept help from others.
  • Learning (7-8): In this step you learn how to make your recovery real. This is the process of trial and error. Some things work and others do not, and you need support on your journey.
  • Self-reliance (9-10): You gradually become more independent and manage without professional help. You know where to find help if you need it.

The recovery journey does not necessarily mean starting from the first step and moving towards the last one. People are in different situations and sometimes move backwards as conditions change. No matter what step of your recovery you are in, the Journey of Change can help you understand where you are coming from, what your next step is and how you can best get help.

Work Star – The Outcomes Star for work and learning

The Work Star helps you map out key areas related to work and learning. It shows how progress is made and how plans can change hopes and ideas into something real. The Work Star covers seven key areas on your journey to work and/or studies.

  1. Job-specific skills
  2. Aspiration and motivation
  3. Job search skills
  4. Life management
  5. Basic skills
  6. Working life social skills
  7. Challenges

Each of these key areas has a scale from 1 to 10 that helps you identify what step of the journey you are on. Each step has the same five stages of the Journey of Change:

  • Not thinking about work (1-2): You have great difficulties getting to work or making progress. You do not know how to overcome these.
  • Thinking about work (3-4): You have great difficulties but you want to figure out how to solve these.
  • Making progress
  •  (5-6): Some difficulties have been overcome, but not all.
  • Work-ready with support (7-8): The difficulties have been largely overcome or they can be overcome. You still need support to make progress.
  • Self-reliance (9-10): You are working, are ready for work or are participating in work related training. You no longer need support.

Family Star Plus   The Outcomes Star for parents

Raising children is one of the hardest things in life. Children need love, attention, patience, food, guidance and boundaries. Sometimes parents have their own problems, or circumstances such as disabilities, moving to a new area, or a family crisis that can make the challenges of parenting even harder. It is not surprising that many think that it is hard to overcome these challenges.

The Family Star Plus guides us to focus on ten key areas::

  1. Health
  2. Your well-being
  3. Children’s emotional needs
  4. Children’s safety
  5. Personal relationships and social networks
  6. Education and learning
  7. Boundaries and behaviour
  8. Family routine
  9. Home and money
  10. Progress to work

Each key area has a ten step scale that describes how a parent or parents manage with the challenges and the stage they are at in terms of solving these difficulties. The Family Star Plus Journey of Change has five steps:

  • I am stuck
  • I accept help
  • I am trying new things
  • I find solutions
  • Successful parenting

Youth Star

The Youth Star is designed to get young people to become committed, to start and guide discussion and help with agreeing about objectives and actions together with the youth. It also produces concrete data about a young person’s progress. The Youth Star focuses on the following key areas:

  • Participation
  • Hopes and dreams
  • Well-being
  • Education and work
  • Communicating and listening
  • Choices and behaviour

The Youth Star Journey of Change is described by the following five steps:

  • Not interested
  • I could try it
  • Trying new things
  • Resolved to try
  • I enjoy it and participate

My Star - The Outcomes Star for children and young people

Why is My Star used? The ideal is that a child or young person has everything they need to enjoy life and grow up to be the person they want to be, no matter what the situation. My Star shows what things are going well and where there is room for improvement. My Star shows where a child or young person needs more help and what they can learn to manage better by themselves.

My Star covers eight key areas in life that are important for children and young people:

  1. Health: how well do others take care of you and how do you take care of yourself
  2. Where you live: do you feel at home and do you enjoy the area you live in
  3. Being safe: how safe are you
  4. Relationships: your relationship with your parents
  5. Feelings and behaviour: how do you deal with difficult feelings
  6. Friends: making friends and maintaining friendships
  7. Confidence and self-esteem: a secure and pleasant feeling, you understand that you are special.
  8. Education and learning: how do you manage at school, do you like learning.

Things are improved one step at a time. When things do not go smoothly, it takes a while before things can be right again. It is important to know which step to take next. My Star helps children and the people in their lives to notice what kinds of steps need to be taken so that the different areas in life run smoothly.

My Star’s Journey of Change includes five steps:

  • Cause for concern
  • Someone helps
  • No big concerns
  • Mostly ok
  • Things are well