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More than 80 organisations signed up for POET so far

More than 80 councils, including adults and children's services, and clinical commissioning groups across England (CCGs) have signed up to measure the impact personal budgets are having on people's lives.

They will be using POET, the personal budgets outcomes evaluation tool which has been developed over a number of years with Lancaster University. POET was originally developed for adult social care but it has recently been adapted so that children's services and CCGs can also benefit from the tool.

Due to funding from the Department of Health, NHS England and the Department for Education, we have been able to offer a limited number of organisations use of POET for free.

On a local level, POET is used by councils and CCGs to;

  • capture the outcomes and experiences of a sample of local personal budgets users and family carers;
  • identify through analysis and benchmarking, those areas of local strength and those requiring improvement action;
  • form the basis of a local action planning session with stakeholders, in the context of other intelligence and perspectives


For more information about POET, please use the links below or contact us via our online enquiry form.

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Last Updated : 26 February 2014. Page Author: Laura Bimpson.