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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.

In the main 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.

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:



2019/20 Better Care Fund submission

Icon for pdf Gateshead BCF Planning Template 2019-20 v14 [605.03KB]

Icon for pdf Strategic narrative Gateshead [128.37KB]

Icon for pdf Document 1 Item 6 - HWB Integration Update [323.23KB]

Icon for pdf Document 2 Item 6 - Appendix 2 - GCP planning framework [2.46MB]

Icon for pdf Document 3 MoU for GHD Place System [173.86KB]

Icon for pdf Document 4 GHC System ToR [182.21KB]

Icon for pdf Document 5 HICM narrative [78.1KB]


2017/19 Better Care Fund submission 

Icon for pdf Gateshead BCF Narrative Plan 2017/19 [1.06MB]

Icon for pdf Gateshead BCF Planning Template 2017-19 [534.65KB]


2016/17 Better Care Fund submission

Icon for pdf Gateshead BCF Narrative submission [1.19MB]

Icon for pdf Appendix 1 Risk Share Agreement from 2015/16 Section 75 [148.24KB]

Icon for pdf Appendix 2 Gateshead DTOC Action Plan [202.33KB]

Icon for pdf Appendix 3 DTOC Plan Trajectory [595.07KB]

Icon for pdf Appendix 4 Composite BCF Scheme Review [344.39KB]

Icon for pdf Appendix 5 GP Strategy [1.84MB]

Icon for pdf Gateshead Better Care Fund 2016-17 - Submission 4 v2 [548.99KB]


External links

Health Watch Gateshead