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