We are developing an instrument and resources to quantify change in social and community participation. The target population is long term mental health service users attending support service to encourage participation in community activities and employment. This service has collected data over 6 months from 149 service users.
We have developed a friendly instrument to analyse data for practitioners based on the Inclusion Web scales, using an excel sheet.
The Inclusion Web has 2 scales: No. of personal relationships held, and places in the community attended or visited. People and places are tallied over 8 life domains where interventions are likely to be aimed: education, employment, volunteering, family/neighbourhood, services, sport /exercise, art/culture, faith and meaning.
Peter Bates, National Development Team (for Social Inclusion), Ipswich.
Publication submitted 2007: Hacking, S. and Bates, P. The Inclusion Web as a tool for person-centred planning and service evaluation. Journal of Interprofessional care.