Explaining Connected Care: community led and fully integrated health, social care and housing services
Author: Turning Point
Journal: , 2007
Volume/pages: Available from Turning Point
About the study
This brochure explains Connected Care, Turning Point's blueprint for significant change in how health, housing and social care services are provided. Connected Care engages with local people to identify what the community needs and then works with commissioners and the community to redesign service provision in a way that is inclusive and cohesive.
This model of good practice fully involves local people in the Connected Care audit, a model of community engagement devised by Turning Point, in order to create a specification that ensures that each community has its own bespoke range of services. The overarching ethos of the service provision is based on designing interlocking services that are tailored to the individual.
- The core purpose of all Connected Care services is to achieve better outcomes for individuals and communities in addressing the inequalities facing that community.
- Connected Care is cited as a model of good practice for bridging the gap between health and social care, and commissioning responsive services in poor communities.
- The third sector plays a vital role in the design and delivery of Connected Care.