SRI 2 provides a structured framework for reviewing and evaluating how services are performing in relation to 10 recovery indicators.  

The service reflects on its policies and practices against these recovery indicators using both written sources of evidence and by seeking the views of those involved in the service – people providing the service, people who use the service and their carers.

The SRI 2 framework includes a series of reflective statements that allow services to rate current practice against the ten recovery indicators. This in turn should stimulate reflective conversations about current strengths and potential areas for improvement. The main outcome from the SRI 2 process is an action plan recording existing strengths that can be built upon and improvements that can be made to make the service more recovery focused.

SRI 2 is based around 10 recovery indicators. These are based on robust evidence about what works to support recovery. The indicators are:

  • Basic needs are identified and addressed
  • Goals are identified and addressed
  • Personalised services are provided
  • Service is strength based
  • Service promotes social inclusion
  • Service promotes and acts on service user involvement
  • Informal carers are involved
  • Service encourages advance planning and self-management
  • Staff are supported and valued
  • Practice is recovery focused

Services completing an SRI 2 are asked to look at six sources of evidence in considering how current policy and practice rates against each of the 10 recovery indicators. These data sources are:

  • Assessments
  • Care Plans
  • Service information
  • The views of people providing the service
  • The views of people using the service
  • Informal carers of people using the service

Read more about the process of completing an SRI 2

You will find more information about SRI 2, including detailed guidance on using the SRI 2 tool and publicity materials, in the resources section of the website.

It provided valuable insights into the service, user opinions and what adds value for them in relation to service provision.

Audit tools usually identify deficits and do not recognise good practice, but the SRI is different, I’ve never felt more valued or motivated in my entire nursing career.