Decision details

Staffordshire Better Care Fund 2021-23

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Provide an update on the Better Care Fund performance across 2021-22, and a request for Cabinet to Delegate approval to enter into the section 75 agreements to the Director of Health


“Providing integrated health and social care that allows people to stay in their homes and communities for as long as possible remains a key priority for the Council and the NHS. The Better Care Fund enables us to fund services across Staffordshire to achieve this goal.


We have made great progress in the last few years, for example strengthening our Home-First reablement services to support people to return home from hospital. We will continue to use the Better Care Fund to improve and integrate services for our residents and to support some of the most vulnerable people in our county.”


Cllr Julia Jessel, Cabinet Member for Health and Care


Reasons for the Decision – To provide an update on the 2021/22 Staffordshire Better Care Fund (BCF) Plan, a summary of arrangements for development and to seek approval of the 2022/23 BCF Plan, and delegation of authority to enter into the legal agreements required to implement the BCF Plans.


Decision (a) That the progress of the 2021/22 Staffordshire Better Care Fund (BCF) Plan, and the associated funding, be noted.


(b) That the transfer of the 2021/22 Disabled Facilities Grant to the District and Borough Councils, as required by the Government, be noted.


(c) That it be noted that the Health and Well-being Board is required to approve the 2022/23 Staffordshire BCF Plan.


(d) That authority be delegated to the Director of Health and Care to enter into legal agreements under Section 75 of the NHS Act 2006 for 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 in order to implement the respective BCF Plans.

Report author: Rosanne Cororan

Publication date: 19/05/2022

Date of decision: 18/05/2022

Decided at meeting: 18/05/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 25/05/2022

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