Stars

A version for your service

Leading organisations and commissioners have helped adapt the Outcomes Star for their sectors:

ADHD logo Stars page
The ADHD Star focuses on choice and self-reliance, where people have the understanding, awareness and skills they need and manage their ADHD, so they are mostly able to lead the life they want without additional professional support. The areas covered include focus and attention, organising yourself and how you feel.
ADHD Star – the Outcomes Star for adults managing ADHD

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The Attention Star focuses on children and young people managing well so that ADHD is mostly not a barrier to them getting on with their life and doing the things they want to do in a socially acceptable way. The areas covered include education and learning, family and attention and organisation.
Attention Star – the Outcomes Star for children and young people managing ADHD

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The Carers Star is for people caring for family members or others. The end point of each scale is when people are able to optimise their quality of life and well-being while continuing to be effective carers for as long as is right for them.
Carers Star - The Outcomes Star for people caring for others

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The Community Star focuses on feeling at home, safe and connected to others within one’s local neighbourhood. It also captures personal changes such as new skills and healthier living. It was developed for use in community development projects but can be used in other settings.
Community Star - The Outcomes Star for Community Involvement

Drug & Alcohol Star logo stars page
The Drug & Alcohol Star is for use with people in recovery from drug misuse and/or problem drinking. It focuses on changes to all aspects of a person's life to support lasting recovery, including family, money and home. 
Drug & Alcohol Star - The Outcomes Star for Drug & Alcohol Recovery

An Alcohol Star is also available for use with people for whom problem-drinking is the sole or primary issue. It focuses on changes to all aspects of a person's life to support lasting recovery from alcohol misuse. 
Alcohol Star - The Outcomes Star for Alcohol Recovery

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The Empowerment Star is for use with women who have experienced domestic abuse. It focuses on changes to all aspects of women's lives that support their recovery and build a life of safety and choice, free from abuse.
Empowerment Star - The Outcomes Star for Women who have experienced Domestic Abuse

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The Family Star is for use in services which support parents. It focuses on changes in parental behaviour which enable their children to thrive, including keeping children safe, supporting their children’s learning and providing a stable home. A second, enhanced edition was published in July 2013. 
Family Star - The Outcomes Star for Parents

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This variant of the Family Star is for use in lighter-touch work with families where children are five years or under. Ideally suited for Children’s Centres, it has fewer and shorter scales for ease of use, as well as a specific scale for early years – Child Development.
Family Star (Early Years) - The Outcomes Star for parents of young children

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This variant of the Family Star has greater focus on the parent. It is suited to services within the UK government’s Troubled Families initiative and those working with families with older children. It differs from the Family Star in that it has an additional two scales and provides evidence of progress to work, anti-social behavior and school attendance. The remaining scales are identical to those in the Family Star.
Family Star Plus - An Outcomes Star for Parents

 Independent Living Star - logo for Stars page
The Independent Living Star is for older people, people with disabilities and others needing extra help to live independently in their own homes for as long as is right for them. It is a further development of the Older Person’s Star. The areas covered include staying as well as you can, where you live and looking after yourself.
Independent Living Star - The Outcomes Star for independence and well-being 

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The Independence Star is for people receiving support from armed forces organisations to improve their quality of life.  The end-point is when someone is managing well and as independently as possible, and it covers 6 outcome areas including finances, housing and well-being.

Independence Star - The Outcomes Star for the armed forces community

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The Justice Star focuses on helping people in the criminal justice system, whether in the community, on short custodial sentences or approaching release from custody. The areas covered include accommodation, friends and community and managing strong feelings.
Justice Star - The Outcomes Star for people in the criminal justice systemLife Star logo - Stars page
The Life Star is for people with a wide range of learning disabilities. The end point is maximising independence and well-being and it focuses on what both the person themselves and services supporting them need to do to achieve that.
Life Star – the Outcomes Star for your life

My Star - logo for Stars page
My Star is for use with children in vulnerable families and those looked after by the state or in out-of-home care. It is appropriate for children with a wide range of needs and services, including those in need of protection and care, those in therapeutic interventions and with special needs. It is best used collaboratively with children aged seven to 14 but can be appropriate for all ages.
My Star – the Outcomes Star for your life

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The Older Person’s Star focuses on maximising independence and well-being. All older people can make positive progress on the scales, even when their need for support may be increasing. The areas covered include staying as well as you can and being treated with dignity.
Older Person's Star - The Outcomes Star for Later Life 

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The Older Person’s Star (Short) is a variant of the Older Person’s Star. It has been specifically tailored to the needs of lighter-touch services for older people. It is quicker to complete than the standard version, but the outcome areas covered, Journey of Change and approach are the same.
Older Person's Star (Short) - The Outcomes Star for Later Life

Outcomes Star (homelessness) logo Stars page
This version is for use in services for people who are homeless, temporarily housed or at risk of becoming homeless. The focus is on independent living and self-reliance. It covers a wide range of areas including managing a tenancy, mental health and motivation and responsibility. Homelessness Star - The Outcomes Star for Homelessness

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This is the mental health version of the Star and is featured by the Department of Health in their New Horizons White Paper. The focus is on independent living and self-reliance through learning to manage mental health issues. Areas include self-care, relationships and living skills.
Recovery Star - The Outcomes Star for Mental Health

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The Recovery Star Secure is recommended for low, medium and high secure services where people have mental health issues, autism, learning or other disabilities. The journey is towards self-management and readiness to move to a service with a lower level of security and the focus is on hope and on recovery.
Recovery Star Secure - The Outcomes Star for people in a secure mental health setting
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The Shooting Star supports a focus on holistic aspects of education in secondary schools. In addition to attitudes to learning and aspiration it helps identify needs and progress in relation to communication, support and other areas.
The Shooting Star - the Outcomes Star for school students

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The Spectrum Star focuses on enabling people on the autism spectrum to manage autism so that they can have a safe, positive and fulfilling life and make the choices that are right for them. This version of the Star was developed with Brookdale, a specialist autism service provider and has a specific focus on social, communication and relationships as well as more holistic areas.
Spectrum Star - The Outcomes Star for People on the Autism Spectrum

Student Star - logo for Stars page
The Student Star focuses on students leaving college self-reliant and with choices, so that they can lead full and satisfying lives. It also shows progress for students who will move on to supported work and other contexts. The areas covered include learning skills, practical skills, well-being and work readiness.
Student Star – the Outcomes Star for students with additional needs

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The Teen Star was developed for use with young people in substance misuse services but is widely used in a range of other young people's services. Outcome areas include drugs and alcohol, well-being, safety, education, citizenship, and family and other key adults.
The Teen Star - the Outcomes Star for Teenagers.

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This quiz-style Star can be used as a self-completion tool or completed jointly by patients and health professionals. It focuses on the extent to which people with a wide range of long term health conditions are as well and active as they can be.
Well-being Star - The Outcomes Star for Self-help with Long-term Health Conditions

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The Work Star measures progress on the journey to work. Five of the seven outcomes focus on work related areas, including job-specific skills and social skills. The other two are more general lifestyle stability and challenges.
Work Star - The Outcomes Star for Work and Learning

Young Person’s Star logo stars page
The Young Person's Star is for young people moving to independent living. It is suitable for young care leavers, those leaving young offender institutions and other young people experiencing homelessness or transition. 
The Young Person's Star – the Outcomes Star for young people moving to independent living

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The Youth Star is for use with young people in community-based youth projects. It is applicable to a wide range of young people and focuses on changes to risk-taking behaviour and engaging in education, training and employment as well as internal changes.
The Youth Star – the Outcomes Star for youth work.