The LGA has long supported joining up services across place in order to meet the needs of a society with increasingly chronic and complex health and care needs. Integrated care has developed significantly since the implementation of the Better Care Fund in 2013 and, since 2016 has worked with partners to deliver a Programme of support to health and social care systems, to address their challenges and support their ambitions.
Expanded Better Care Fund Support Programme for local systems
The BCF works with local systems to support integrated working across health, social care, housing and the voluntary and community sector in a way that supports person-centred care, sustainability and better outcomes for people and carers.
Our objectives are to:
- enable people to stay well, safe and independent at home for longer
- provide the right care in the right place at the right time.
As we work to fulfil these, we have moved to a two-year contract arrangement with our partners ADASS and Newton Europe, that will increase the range of support (including for discharge) available to local systems through an expanded BCF support programme.
Our offer is delivered by experienced system leaders from health and local government, using sector-led improvement principles,