Integration and the Better Care Fund

Health and care systems across the country are joining up services to improve the health, wellbeing and experiences of individuals, through both national and local transformation programmes.


Integrated care has developed significantly since the 2015 Autumn Statement required all local areas integrate health and care services by 2020 through what is now called the Better Care Fund.

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 needs.

In November 2018, with partners, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, the Association of Directors of Public Health, NHS Confederation, NHS Clinical Commissioners and NHS Providers, we published Shifting the Centre of Gravity: making place-based, person-centred health and care a reality.

This shared vision for transforming health, care and wellbeing is an update on our collective vision Stepping Up To The Place, and builds on the experiences and learning from across the country. It is supported by an evidence review.

This leaflet sets out the integration support offer available to health and care leaders and further information on each area can be found online at https://www.local.gov.uk/chip

If you have any questions or want to discuss which of these offers could best support your system, contact us at chip@local.gov.uk.