To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential need to clarify and raise awareness that the Better Care Fund applies to the integration of health and care services for children and young people.
4 February 2022
The Better Care Fund (BCF) is primarily focussed on supporting adults in the health and care system, through the integration of health, adult social care and housing. The BCF includes the Disabled Facilities Grant, which funds housing applications for disabled individuals, including those under 18 years old. Local areas have the discretion to include children’s health and social care services in their BCF plans. The forthcoming integration white paper will provide further detail on plans for health and social care integration.