This chapter has two aims. First, to summarise some of the key findings from the Darlington study in order to set the context for the rest of this book. Second, to identify some of the potential areas of development for the future of community care that are offered by these findings and this approach to care management. Thus, it links with the themes developed in the other chapters of this book. The relevance of this study is the way in which it highlights the importance of refocusing aspects of assessment and care management for the future development of community care and its relationship with health.