John Waters held a webinar on 19 January to demonstrate how
local authorities and other organisations can evaluate the impact
of personal buddgets. A recording of the session is now available
Local authorities and providers need to demonstrate the
difference that personal budgets are making to people's lives and
to put in place independent processes to check that outcomes are
Outcomes Evaluation Tool), developed by In Control and Lancaster
University is the most developed and actively used tool for
checking the success of personal budgets. Its aim is to provide a
national benchmark on the impact that personal budgets are having
on people's lives.
Using POET we published the first ever National Personal
Budget survey, commissioned by Think Local, Act Personal.
This session focused on the results of the National Personal
Budget Survey and what this means for your organisation. It also
demonstrated how POET can enable organisations to review their
delivery of self-directed support; identify good practice and areas
for learning; inform strategic planning and increase local
Information on the support we can offer to organisations wishing
to evaluate the impact of personal budgets can be downloaded
For further information about POET, please email
For details of future webinars, click here.