Agenda item

Better Care Fund Update

Report of the Director of Strategy – Sheffield ICB and the Director of Adult Health and Adult Social Care




The Board received an update on the progress of the Better Care Fund (BCF).  The BCF end of year template was published on 20th March 2023 and was required to be completed and signed off by the Board by 23rd May 2023.  As the next scheduled meeting of the Board was not until 29th June 2023, it was requested that final responsibility for approval be delegated to the Chair, Director of Adult Health and Social Care and the ICB Director of Strategy.




The report was presented by Martin Smith, Deputy Director Planning and Joint Commissioning.




The Board discussed enabling people to stay well, safe and independent at home for longer and providing the right care in the right place at the right time.  It was advised that hospital discharges were on track and this was broken down within the report.




The Health and Wellbeing Board –


1.    noted the update on the Better Care Fund Performance;


2.    noted the Section 75 approval;


3.    notes the Governance changes; and


4.    agrees that the Chair of Health and Wellbeing Board, the Director of Adult Health and Social Care and the ICB Director of Strategy sign off the BCF 2022-23 Year end template before the next meeting in June 2023 to meet the national timeline.


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