Terms and Prices
Setting your organisation up with the Outcomes Star

If you know that the Outcomes Star is the right tool for your service, and you know which version of the Star will work for you, then the next step is to consider what licensing and training package your organisation will need from Triangle.

Since 2013, organisations wishing to use the Outcomes Star and associated tools must have:

  • Star licenses for every member of staff using the Star
  • Provided at least Core Star training for every member of Staff using the Star

Costs will depend on how many members of staff will use the Star and in what way. Find out more about the options available below, or download the guidance available on the right. Please note that Star training can only be delivered by Triangle or by people on Triangle’s Licensed Star Trainer scheme.

Triangle Consulting Social Enterprise Ltd is the copyright holder of the Outcomes Star and all associated tools. For more information about our approach to copyright and for guidelines on how to comply with copyright requirements, please see our copyright page.

Star Licences

Every member of staff using the Outcomes Star must be covered by a Star licence. There are three different types of licences available and the right account for you will depend on how you want to use the Star and how many staff or volunteers you have who will be using it.

LICENCES AND COSTS

Star training

The completion of core Star training by every member of staff using the Star is a condition of the Star licences. Triangle offer a variety of flexible ways for organisations of all shapes and sizes to access Star training.

TRAINING AND COSTS

Are you looking for Star costs to include in a bid or contract?

If you are planning to include the Outcomes Star in a funding bid or contract tender, there are some key areas you will need to consider – these are set out below, along with what information you need to know in order to work out how much the associated costs will be.

With answers to these questions, you could use our Products and Price list to build an idea of the costs for your bid. Or, you could talk to Triangle to get a quote based on your needs or to discuss the options further.

What you’ll need to consider

Suitability of the Star

For the Star to work for you, your service should:

  • offer 1 to 1 keyworking with service users
  • work holistically with many aspects of a service users life
  • work with service users on a longer term basis (at least more than 6 weeks)

You should check there is a published version suitable for your service.

Licence costs

You need to identify:

  • how many members of staff would use the Outcomes Star tool
  • how you would want to use the Star – either through the Star Online web application, or with or without another IT system.

Training costs

When you know how many members of staff would use the Outcomes Star tool, you need to decide what type of training would work best for you:

  • Triangle running in-house training for up to 16 people in a session
  • sending up to 4 people on one of Triangle’s open courses
  • licensing and training your own staff to run Star training in your organisation.

Other services from Triangle

When you know how many members of staff would use the Outcomes Star tool, you need to decide what type of training would work best for you:

  • Triangle running in-house training for up to 16 people in a session
  • sending up to 4 people on one of Triangle’s open courses
  • licensing and training your own staff to run Star training in your organisation.

Bid Suggestion

We will use the [Name of Star] Star, part of the Outcomes Star™ family of tools from Triangle Consulting Social Enterprise Ltd.Provided below is an example of what you might like to include in your bid [delete as appropriate for you]:

  • More information can be found here outcomesstar.org.uk
  • We have chosen the Outcomes Star because it is a robust method of measuring outcomes and will support and improve our direct work with service users.
  • Its advantages include:
    • It is validated and robustly tested, so we can be confident of its quality
    • It will allow us to get an accurate sense of change in the individuals we work with and across our service as a whole
    • It covers a range of relevant outcomes areas supporting us to work holistically and in a person-centric way
    • It is easy to use and will help structure our keywork within a consistent framework and support more targeted, effective action planning
    • It is good value for money
  • We intend to use the Star with [number of service users] people from [date] to [date].
  • The costs of purchasing the tool are broken down into two areas:
    • Licencing: we will need [Type of licences] and we need [number of licences – 1 per member of staff].
    • Training: we will need [number of open or in-house core training courses, or Licensed Trainers] from Triangle.