“Providing more joined up health and social care for people in their homes or in their local communities remains a key priority for both NHS partners and ourselves.
The Better Care Fund allows us to channel funding to support schemes which help us achieve this goal. In the long-run this is not only better for residents and more affordable for taxpayers, but actually reduces pressure on NHS hospitals.
Together with NHS partners we continue to make good progress, but recognise there is still more to be done to ensure that everyone across Staffordshire has access to quality community care.”
Alan White, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing
Reasons for the Decision – To consider a summary of the BCF progress during 2017-19 together with the policy framework for 2019-20 as well as the key aspects of the proposed BCF plan for 2019-20.
Decision – (a) That the progress of the Staffordshire BCF during 2017-19 be noted.
(b) That it be agreed that the Staffordshire BCF Plan for 2019-20 extend the existing schemes as set out in paragraphs 16-24 of the report.
(c) That it be noted that the Staffordshire Health and Wellbeing Board will be asked to approve the Staffordshire BCF Plan for 2019-20 in principle and delegate final approval to the Chairs, including the Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Well-being.