Better Care support offer

The LGA is a national partner in the Better Care Support Team (BCST), alongside the Department of Health and Social Care, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and NHS England and Improvement, charged with delivering the BCF at a national level.

The Better Care support offer is delivered through a range of national and regional streams.

Better Care Fund bespoke support programme 

The LGA has been commissioned to provide the BCF Bespoke Support Programme. The purpose of the programme is to provide on-site, bespoke support which local areas can draw on when they require additional or specialist capacity or expertise in developing or implementing their BCF plan.

Local areas will be able to draw on the Better Care Advisers (BCAs) to provide hands-on support when preparing and implementing their BCF plan, as well as supporting wider Government expectations and ambitions for integration. These BCAs are of significant seniority and have obtained a wealth of experience and expertise working across health and social care systems. They are experienced leaders of change and hold a track record of delivering integrated care.

Local areas can also draw on the wide range of integration support provided by the LGA and partners, such as peer reviews, facilitated workshops on the building blocks of integration or bespoke support:

Local areas can also draw on multi-disciplinary consultancy support. This is a flexible support resource working either in conjunction with the Better Care Advisers or independently, with the aim of sharing learning from all strands of support. The consultancy support offer will focus on:

  • project and programme management
  • analytical expertise
  • technical support
  • case study development.

Support is requested through the locality Better Care Manager (BCM), as the BCST's local relationship manager.

National and regional resources

The Better Care Support Programme provides a wide range of activity, mostly arranged through regional Better Care Managers, which are your system’s local relationship manager.

Detailed list of areas managed by the Better Care managers

How to guides

A series of how to guides were produced to help areas with the implementation of their BCF plan. If you have any feedback please email

Quarterly reporting

BCF data collection and performance reports.

If you have any questions please contact: