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.

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Integrated care has developed significantly since the 2015 Autumn Statement required all local areas to integrate health and care services 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 and care needs.

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

This shared vision 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.

It is also the basis for our shared Six principles to achieve integrated care, which informs all our joint work across organisational boundaries to plan and deliver person-centred care and support.

These web pages include a wide range of information, resources and support offers to aid local systems in developing integrated care and health arrangements.

If you have any questions or want to discuss how we can best support your system, contact us at chip@local.gov.uk

System transformation: national policy and resources

For the latest information, go to newsbriefingspublications or case studies.

For the latest information, go to newsbriefingspublications or case studies.

Leadership

We offer a wide range of support to health and care leaders as well as to health and wellbeing boards.

Prevention

We have a wide range of support resources in relation to public health and prevention.

For the latest information, go to news, briefings, publications or case studies

Better Care Fund

The Better Care Fund was announced by the Government in the June 2013 spending round, to ensure a transformation in integrated health and care.

Working with hospitals

Working better with hospitals is essential in developing good integrated health and care services, be that to reduce demand for acute services, as well as to ensure people are discharged home in a safe and timely way.

For the latest information, go to newsbriefingspublications or case studies.