Hertfordshire’s Better Care Fund
The Better Care Fund is a national initiative to pool existing NHS and social care money in local areas into a single shared fund. Working closely with the NHS, we decide how to spend the budget and develop projects that give people better care services and support. Hertfordshire to date has had one of the largest pooled Better Care funds in the country and will pool £280m in 2017/18 and 2018/19.
The Better Care Fund Plan Summary (PDF 522kb) Opening a new window provides an overview of what we've done so far and what we will be doing in 2017-19 to provide joined-up care.
You can also read the full Better Care Fund Plan for 2017 – 19 (PDF 1.8mb) Opening a new window if you'd like to find out more about what we're doing.
NHS organisations and local authorities across England have come together to develop five-year plans – known as Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) – covering all aspects of NHS spending in their local area. We're working with our health partners to develop this ‘place-based’ plan for the future of health and care services in our area.
Visit the STP website for more information.