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Better Care Fund

Bringing together health and social care services to see fewer people treated in hospital and more remaining independent in their own homes.

A Leicester patient being supported to stay independent in her own home.

A Leicester patient being supported to stay independent in her own home.

The £3.8bn Better Care Fund was announced by the Government in the June 2013 spending round, to support health and social care services to work more closely together. Leicester City has been given access to £23.261m  of this fund which has been formed from existing commissioning budgets.

In Leicester the fund is being used for the patients that are likely to benefit from it most:

  • patients who are aged 60 years of age and above;
  • younger adults with three or more health conditions;
  • anyone with dementia.

The Leicester City Better Care Fund (BCF) is a collaboration between Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group and Leicester City Council, supported by local health and social care partners including Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, East Midlands Ambulance Services, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, SSAFA Care and Leicester City GP practices.

Their combined efforts mean that Leicester citizens are benefitting from a more positive experience and a better quality of care.

To view our plans please click here.

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