Funding for this research was provided by:
Gateshead Council (N/A)
Received: 20 December 2016
Accepted: 14 March 2018
First Online: 22 March 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study received ethical approval from Teesside University research governance and ethics committee. R&D approvals, NHS research passports and letters of access were obtained from Gateshead Council and County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust before fieldwork started. All participants provided written, informed consent for the anonymised publication of their data. Copies of the consent form and participant information sheets are available on request.
: Not applicable.
: The authors BK, AW and EG are employed in the LA in which the study was conducted and commissioned the evaluation. The co-authors MC, RR and PvG declare that they have no competing interests.
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