Agenda item

Better Care Fund Update

Report of Sandie Buchan, Director of Strategy-Sheffield ICB and Alexis Chappell, Director of Adult Health and Social Care.



The report which updated the Board on the 2023/25 Better Care Fund Plan, was introduced by Martin Smith Deputy Director of Planning and Joint Commissioning.



Board Members felt that the following issues arising from the report were important:

  • “Team around the person” offered important lessons.
  • It would be important to summarise what impact there would be on Housing and what would be done differently as a result of the plan.
  • Services such as Homelessness, and Disabled Facilities Grants are part of the Better Care Fund. This work should be described better and added into the work programme where appropriate.
  • It should be considered whether the aim of shifting funding upstream had been achieved.
  • Whilst the efficiencies described in the report were welcomed it was felt to be important to consider investment too, particularly in housing.
  • Resilience should be a focus, going forward, to enable people to live more independently. It would be useful to have a dedicated session of the Health and Well Being Board focussing on promoting independent living.



The Sheffield Health and Wellbeing Board


(a)  notes the 23/25 Better Care Fund Plan update and

(b)  delegates sign off to the Chair and Better Care Fund organisational leads.




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