Developing the Mixed Economy of Care in Sunderland

Michael Gibbs (Sunderland Social Services)

Journal of Integrated Care

ISSN: 1476-9018

Publication date: 1 August 1996


This Case Study sets out to show how one local personal social services authority, the city of Sunderland, approached the task of developing a mixed economy of social care through contracts and market management. It starts with an outline of the historic and policy background and the Sunderland context. It then explains how the task was given a strategic framework. The Case Study continues by setting out what Sunderland has done in achieving contracts for residential and nursing care and concludes with a brief review of how contracts are being developed for other social care services.


Gibbs, M. (1996), "Developing the Mixed Economy of Care in Sunderland", Journal of Integrated Care, Vol. 4 No. 4, pp. 129-136.

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