More information on some of our implementation interests

Great resources for parents whose children are transitioning to primary school:

Packed with information and video clips - recommended by parents!

Evaluation section
Posting some evaluation criteria to think about. Our evaluation work will start end 2014.

When measuring outcomes we first list the Quality of Life domains such as the ones defined by Schalock et al. (2000) and rate: what needs to happen,  when will it happen, who will be responsible and how will we know progress is made?
Evaluating personal budgets (UK) using the POET (Personal budget Outcome and Evaluation Tool) framework

Hands off it's my home: A toolkit for auditing support to people with learning disabilities and developing an outcomes-based action plan for citizenship. Available at:'s-my-home.aspx [includes documentation, evaluation plans and checklists.]

Explaining the self-directed support process [] in images:

Explaining how personalised care is supported by stronger community systems (p. 31 in Architectre for Personalisation by Simon Duffy and Kate Fulton report here)

Duffy and Fulton stress that building peer support into the infrastructure is a priority for action. As care management develops it is important that peer support is both valued and recommended at the early stages of promoting self-directed support, encouraging people to share experiences with others, share resources and helpful tools and tips. In particular care managers could facilitate the creation of peer-to-peer links as an essential component of their job.


Netten (2011) Outcome evaluation framework [screenshot below]

Innovation in the world of employment and self-employment

The Living Map of Job Innovators (screenshot above) powered by UK-NESTA is full of examples of radical changes in the possibilities of work and self-employment. Try their process to Prototype an idea that you are developing.
Also see their excellent Standards of Evidence levels (screenshot below)
Knowledge translation (KT)

EENET - Heather Bullock
Online video KT programme for mental health:
Strategies for Knowledge Mobilization amongst youth at risk
Canadian resources:
Masters Thesis about Inclusive Knowledge Translation. Eleni Wener
2014 conferences: June 9-10 Canada; York University Toronto
Plain language KT initiatives:
Knowledge Translation for Disability research:
Storytelling is a powerful Knowledge Translation methodology
US Knowledge Translation website (requires registration): ktexchange

Our postings - collating data and enrolling participants


IRISS UK Learning Exchange online 
This rich repository includes research and evaluation guides, podcasts and learning objects for training

Shifting beliefs about disability ODI page

Measuring and mapping impact
Knowledge Translation article: The case of Climate Change
Knowledge Translation mapping article
Measuring impact: redefining value and measurement

Social spending: What do people spend their Individualised Funding on in the UK? 2009 Demos report here

Social care TV: An excellent UK-based video resource repository

Social inclusion: Measuring social inclusion: UNESCO document and  UNESCO page on the contribution of ICT to social and health inclusion

Excerpts from the above document:

Infographic tools primer

Journal of Social Inclusion, from Griffith University