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Connected Care in Hartlepool Re‐visited: Can a Holistic and Community‐ Centred Approach Survive Implementation?

Gerald Wistow (London School of Economics, Hartlepool Connected Care Steering Group)
Gill Callaghan (School of Applied Social Sciences, University of Durham)

Journal of Integrated Care

ISSN: 1476-9018

Article publication date: 1 April 2008

Abstract

This article is the second which the Journal of Integrated Care has published about the Hartlepool connected care pilot. It takes up the narrative from the launch of the community audit report in February 2006 to the project's successful bid to become one of the 26 DoH social enterprise pilots some 12 months later. It seeks to understand the barriers encountered as the pilot sought to implement a service model based on an audit of local needs and ambitions. It identifies the need for support outside the local policy systems if holistic, community‐based initiatives are to be initiated and implemented. In addition, it considers some of the implementation dilemmas that the pilot posed for local agencies and that it had itself to face and resolve during this second phase in its development.

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Wistow, G. and Callaghan, G. (2008), "Connected Care in Hartlepool Re‐visited: Can a Holistic and Community‐ Centred Approach Survive Implementation?", Journal of Integrated Care, Vol. 16 No. 2, pp. 5-14. https://doi.org/10.1108/14769018200800011

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