Government commits £6.9 billion to health and social care integration

Published by Will Dodds on September 11th 2021, 3:55pm

The government committed £6.9 billion to support the integration between the health and social care system last month as part of the Better Care Fund.

Started in 2015, the Better Care Fund was established to help combine the NHS, social care and housing services to better serve older people and those with complex needs, while allowing them to live more independently.

The latest funding boost will help continue to help further integration between the health and social care systems, while also supporting local recovery from the pandemic.

The Better Care Fund will be a minimum of £6.9 billion in 2021 to 2022, including £4.3 billion of NHS funding and £2.1 billion from the improved Better Care Fund grant to local authorities and £573 million from the Disabled Facilities Grant.

The NHS contribution to the Better Care Fund will grow by 5.3 per cent, while the improved Better Care Fun and Disabled Facilities Grant are being maintained at their 2020 to 2021 levels.

The Better Care Fund policy framework aims to build on the progress made during the COVID-19 pandemic, with regards to a more joined-up approach and person-centric care.

We Care 4 You Services provides a more flexible style of care, allowing the people it supports to retain a sense of independence within their own home.

Covering Enfield, Waltham Forest, Chesham, Beconsfield, Amersham, Aylesbury, and High Wycombe, it places dignity, choice, and confidentiality at the centre of its offering.

Able to offer 24-hour care, home care, palliative care, companionship care, dementia care, live-in care and elderly care, We Care 4 You Services offers a good model around which the Better Care Fund is looking to build.

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September 11th 2021, 3:55pm

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