This is a report of Hartlepool's progress in developing
self-directed support between 2006 and 2009.
It is a record of a journey still well short of its destination,
but one that we believe offers important lessons - both for those
in Hartlepool and outside. It is also a story of a joint
venture between Hartlepool Borough Council and In Control to try
and forge a real partnership for change, with people at its