In the Outcome Star date field (OSDATE) enter 998 if a beneficiary has been with a project less than 2 months. Enter 997 in the date field for any other reason why an Outcomes Star has not been completed when one is due. You can use the notes field to provide an explanation. The Outcome Star score fields should be completed as 999.
It won’t always be possible to complete the Homelessness Outcome Star exactly 6 months (to the day) after it was last completed. What sort of tolerances are acceptable?
We would like the Homelessness Outcome Star to be completed as close as possible to six monthly intervals. A tolerance of up to two weeks either side of the six month date is reasonable.
We collect data on the Homelessness Outcomes Star more frequently than once every six months, which data should we provide to CFE?
Projects should report back on the latest data recorded for a client at the required six month intervals.
The Stars should be completed every six months but the data is provided to the national evaluation team quarterly. If an Outcome Star is not due to be completed for a service user in a particular quarter, enter the code ‘999’ in the relevant fields in the data return.