Better Care Fund

The Better Care Fund was announced by the Government in the June 2013 spending round, to ensure a transformation in integrated health and care.

The Better Care Fund (BCF) requires the NHS and local government to create a local single pooled budget to incentivise closer working around people, placing their wellbeing as the focus of health and care services, and shifting resources into social care and community services for the benefit of the people, communities and health and care systems.

The LGA is a national partner in the delivery of the programme, alongside the Department of Health and Social Care, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, and NHS England and Improvement.

For more detail about the background to the BCF, please visit NHSE webpage.

For the latest news and announcements about the BCF, the Better Care Support Programme provides a weekly newsletter; to sign up to it, email

2019/20 BCF programme documents