Decision details

Health & Social Care Better Care Fund Outturn Report 2020/2021

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.


Alternatives considered

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

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