NHS: Finance

Department of Health written question – answered on 23rd January 2015.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the letter of 15 January 2015 from him and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to local authorities concerning additional health funding, what the total amount will be of additional funding made available to local authorities through the ring-fenced grant referred to in that letter.

Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb The Minister of State, Department of Health

The Department has made £25 million available to support councils to reduce delayed transfers of care attributable to social care through a ring-fenced grant.

65 local authorities in total will receive funding. The proportion of the £25 million they received is determined by the size of their local population over 65 years of age.

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