The Better Care Fund (BCF), a programme initiated in 2015 in order to coordinate health, social care, housing and other public services to promote wellbeing and independence, has released its policy for the financial year 2019-2020.
The programme will mainly remain the same, as explained in the policy document:
‘2019-20 is to be a year of minimal change for the Better Care Fund. Any major changes from the BCF Review will be from 2020 onwards. The only notable changes for 2019-20 are that requirements for narrative plans have been simplified with areas not required to repeat information they previously provided in their 2017-19 plans, and for more meaningful information on the impact of the BCF to be collected through the planning process.’
This document discusses:
- the level of funding for 2019 to 2020
- conditions of access to the fund
- national performance metrics
- the assurance and approval process
For further information, please read the full policy document here.