3.5 Outcomes for children and outcomes for adults
Assessments of need for services tend to focus on people’s problems and impairments, and on particular areas of need – especially personal care needs (Sapey et al., 2004). In this section we argue that a more appropriate focus may be on those personal outcomes that people think are important to them in the context of their lives. There are many different outcomes-based approaches and models. In the next part of this section we offer you a choice of frameworks to explore:
Of course, you may want to have a look at both outcomes frameworks and find out how they are used in practice so that you can compare them.