The Outcomes Star has been highlighted to the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities as a simple and beneficiary-focused way for small and medium charities to measure and support change.
Last week, Paul Streets, CEO of Lloyds Bank Foundation, gave evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities around the charity sector’s approach to impact and evidence. Having highlighted that too often, charities are driven to performing around what’s in a contract rather than what matters for the beneficiaries, he went to explain that the Outcomes Star is one way in which they support specifically smaller charities to overcome this, and to measure and support the work they do:
“I believe that funders, government and ourselves, should support organisations to do this (evaluation). For example, a very simple measure is something like the Outcomes Star, which is beneficiary focused, it can create a conversation between the client and the charity, and the data it gathers can be aggregated up (for funders).”
You can watch the full Select Committee session here - the Outcomes Star gets its first mention around the 16.08.30 mark: https://goo.gl/k2zTKj
Triangle have been working with Lloyds Bank Foundation since 2015 and provide Enhance support to charities funded by the Enable and Invest Programmes, including Star training, licences and implementation support. So far we have supported 30 small and medium charities to use the Star, helping them to embed an outcomes-driven way of working into their services as well as capture outcomes data for the beneficiaries they support.
If you are a funder and would like more information about how the Star can be incorporated into your programmes, please get in touch with us for an informal chat about how we can help.
If you are a small charity and you would like to use the Outcomes Star in your service, contact us for more information about how we can make the Star as accessible as possible for you.
For details of the Lloyds Bank Foundation’s programmes including the Outcomes Star as part of the Enhance programme, please visit their website: https://www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk/our-programmes/.