Decision details

Better Care Fund Budget Report 2022/23

Decision Maker: Integrated Commissioning Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To inform the Integrated Commissioning Board (ICB) and the Strategic Place Board (SPB) of the proposed budget for the Better Care Fund (BCF) for the financial year 2022/23.


The Board considered a report of the Chief Finance Officer / Cabinet Member for Health which sought approval of the proposed budget for the Better Care Fund for the financial year 2022/23.


Alternatives considered and rejected:

It is a requirement for the NHS England to produce a budget for 2022/23. This report provided details of the proposed 2022/23 budget taking into account the known changes in Better Care Fund Allocations. Therefore, there are no alternative to consider.



1.    That the revised revenue and capital budgets for 2022/23 be approved;

2.    That it be noted that the minimum contribution to Adult Social Care has yet to be confirmed and so the proposed revenue budget is subject to change;

3.    That the proposed allocation of the Disabled Facilities Grant budget in Table 2 of the report, with the flexibility to transfer budget between the various schemes as necessary be approved; it be noted that the 2021/22 carry forward is subject to approval.


Reason for Decision:

The Strategic Place Board (SPB) have ultimate sign off of the Better Care Fund (BCF) budgets as mandated by the BCF Policy Framework and Planning Guidance. However, the SPB have delegated responsibility for the BCF to the Integrated Commissioning Board. The 2022/23 budget is based on the 2021/22 budget, taking into account known changes in allocations.

Report author: Tammy Faulkner (for Children's Directorate)

Publication date: 31/03/2022

Date of decision: 29/03/2022

Decided at meeting: 29/03/2022 - Integrated Commissioning Board

Effective from: 08/04/2022

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