Social Services: Finance

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 12th December 2016.

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Photo of Baroness McDonagh Baroness McDonagh Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government which local authorities will receive resources from the Better Care Fund in order to provide social care.

Photo of Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales

Spanning the National Health Service and local government, the Better Care Fund creates a single local pooled budget to promote the integration of health and social care services. All upper tier authorities with responsibility for adult social care benefit from the Better Care Fund. In 2015-16, local areas pooled £5.3 billion under the Better Care Fund in 2015-16, including £1.5 billion above the mandated minimum.The government consulted on the distribution of the additional funding from the improved Better Care Fund which comes in from 2017-18 as a part of the local government finance settlement 2017 - 2018 technical consultation. The consultation closed on 28 October and we are currently analysing the responses.

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