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Welfare Reform on the Web (May 2008): Community regeneration and development - UK

Connected Care in Hartlepool revisited: can a holistic and community-centred approach survive implementation?

G. Wistow and G. Callaghan

Journal of Integrated Care, vol. 16, Apr. 2008, p. 5-14

The Hartlepool Connected Care project aims to pilot an integrated approach to community well-being at ward level through partnerships between residents, community associations and formal services. This article charts the progress of the project from the launch of an audit of community needs, concerns and solutions to its successful bid to become one of the Department of Health's 26 social enterprise pilots some 12 months later.

OECD urges more local action on jobs


Financial Times, Apr. 21st 2008, p. 5

The UK lags behind many other countries in devolving power to local agencies to address skills shortages and get long-term unemployed people back into work, according to a new report from the OECD. The report includes comparisons with other countries' regeneration policies and their effectiveness.

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