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Durham University

Department of Sociology

Research Projects

Evaluation of the Community Audit Process in Connected Care

A research project of the Department of Sociology.

Background

Connected care represents the development of a new initiative to involve the local community in the development, commissioning and provision of a range of services including health, housing and social services. The first stage of this development involves an audit of community needs and wishes. This research examines the audit process to consider the how it functions in both building capacity and achieving a view of community priorities.

Funding

The project is funded by the following grant.

  • Connected Care Evaluation (£129552.00 from Turning Point)

Aims

The primary aim of the research is to examine process and to inform local policy–making on community involvement. It will function as the first stage of a longer term study of the processes of involvement and the role of social capital in the relationship between community members and professionals.

Methods

Interviews, attendance at meetings and documentary analysis

Staff

From the Department of Sociology

From other departments