Respite Care

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 4th September 2018.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Karin Smyth Karin Smyth Labour, Bristol South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to change from 2019 the level of the £130 million of funding for carers' breaks designated annually in the Better Care Fund; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Karin Smyth Karin Smyth Labour, Bristol South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether future operating guidance on the Better Care Fund will include a clear reference to funding for breaks for carers; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

As stated in the Integration and Better Care Fund Policy Framework 2017-19, the minimum clinical commissioning groups contribution to the Better Care Fund (BCF) includes £130 million funding for the provision of carers’ breaks.

We want to have the biggest possible impact with the money available, so as part of the National Health Service plan, we will review the current functioning and structure of the BCF to make sure that it supports the full integration of health and social care.

Source:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/integration-and-better-care-fund-policy-framework-2017-to-2019

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.