Decision Maker: Integrated Commissioning Board
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
To report on the outturn position against the
Better Care Fund Budget for 2020/2021
Consideration was given to a report of the Cabinet Member for Adult Care and Wellbeing / Chief Finance Officer (Health and Social Care Integration) updating Members on the agreed the revised 2020/21 budgets for the Better Care Fund with the financial outturn position for the financial year 2020/21.
It is a requirement of the National Health Service England guidance to produce a budget for 2020/2. Monitoring against the 2020/21 budget which is a requirement of the Section 75 agreement therefore there are no alternatives to consider.
1. That it be noted that the revenue spend for 20/21 was £221k below budget, and that this amount has been transferred to an earmarked reserve to support the additional cost of implementing Real Living Wage based fees to local care providers in 2021/22.
2. That the forecast underspend against capital budgets of £1.575m in relation to the Disabled Facilities Grant (£1.196m), the Autism Project adaptations (£150k) and the Integrated Neighbourhood Team (INT) hubs (£230k), and the carry forward of these budgets to be spent in 2021/22.
Reason for resolution
To update Members in relation to the Better Care Fund.
Report author: Gareth Davies ( for Adult Care Directorate & Public Health & Integrated Directorate)
Publication date: 14/09/2021
Date of decision: 29/06/2021
Decided at meeting: 29/06/2021 - Integrated Commissioning Board