Illustrating the PIE Abacus with scenarios

The central ambition on the PIE iAbacus, as with PIEs 2 and the Pizazz, has been to create a single, coherent, customisable framework which can be used by all services working with people with complex needs and most at risk of social exclusion[1].

With this framework, they can all speak the same language[2]; aim to get the same overview of the needs in any service, or in any locality; find ways to work together; and identify barriers to be addressed by the powers that be, whether within your organisation, or outside it.

To achieve all this in one framework is quite a challenge. But we have been assisted enormously in this by coming across the iAbacus software, which is remarkably compatible in spirit, and adaptable in practice[3].

For this introduction, we can give only the briefest of overview of the range of potential applications in particular settings, but sign-post with links to further pages with examples that outline how this can work, in your own main areas of interest.

To get a (quite condensed) overview of all these elements, see:

  • The PIE Abacus – an on-line version of the Pizazz, HERE.

To see applications of the PIE iAbacus in particular settings, see:

  • The PIE Abacus – in medium to large agencies, HERE.
  • The PIE Abacus – in local practice networks, HERE.
  • The PIE Abacus – in small and local services, HERE.
  • The PIE Abacus – in research and communities of practice, HERE.
  • The PIE Abacus – in service user-led assessments, HERE.
  • The PIE ibacus – with services using PIEs1, HERE.

We also find a statement on the principles and approach to pricing of the software, and the ambition to re-invest income in continuing support and development  of PIEs:

  • Costs and sustainability: HERE.

This on-going dialogue ambition is then reflected in the terms of use, which spell out how we hope to see active contributions to continue to improve this ‘product’:

  • Use and terms of use: HERE.

Finally, most if not all the pages here are also available in Word and pdf, so that they can be copied and shared within and between agencies.

Not the videos, of course. Those you can only view on screen; but you are welcome to pass on these links.

 

[1] See FAQs: Ambition and modesty: HERE

[2] But for on-going work to develop the customising language, see also PIEs 1, 2 – and 3?: HERE

[3] See: The origins of the PIE iAbacus: HERE.

Also: Customising the PIE iAbacus: HERE.

The simplest, most effective way to evaluate and improve your PIE from Daniel O'Brien on Vimeo

 

For applications in particular settings, see:

 The PIE Abacus – in medium to large agencies, HERE.

The PIE Abacus – in local practice networks, HERE.

The PIE Abacus – in small and local services, HERE.

The PIE Abacus – in research and communities of practice, HERE.

The PIE Abacus – in service user-led assessments, HERE.

The PIE Abacus with services using PIEs1, HERE.

 

FAQs: HERE