Gateshead Better Care Fund
What is the Better Care Fund?
This is a budget set up by the Government to improve the ways adult social care and health services work together, starting with services for older people and people with long term conditions.
It is not new money, this is funding we already receive from Government, but we are going to pool our budgets to join up and reduce duplication of services and focus our efforts on improving our social care and health services for local people.
Main aims of the Better Care Fund
- Improve services even though there are more people needing it and less money
- Care for people in their own homes and reduce time spent in hospitals
- Help people to better manage their own health and wellbeing
What we are doing in Gateshead
Gateshead Council and NHS NewcastleGateshead Clinical Commissioning Group have written a joint plan which has been submitted for national review.
The plan has been informed by the views of patients, carers, service users and the people who work with them. It sets out a clear vision of how we will improve services by the better coordination of information, staff and money on the priority areas for Gateshead.
How to find out more
If you would like further information on the Gateshead plan please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2017/19 Better Care Fund submission
2016/17 Better Care Fund submission