Delivering services: Strategies and plans

Better Care Fund - Calderdale Plan

The Better Care Fund (BCF) was introduced by Central Government to promote integration in health and social care, with the aim of providing better coordinated services for people needing support.

Background information about the policy is available on the Better Care Fund GOV.UK|External link website.

The Calderdale Plan for the Better Care Fund is not, however, just about health and social care: it brings together the wider services which can support people to live independently at home: the third sector, community groups, housing and civic sector. It is about communities and our society. 

The Plan provides information about how the Better Care Fund will make a difference in Calderdale, its objectives and methodology. Calderdale received ‘Approved’ status from NHS England for their BCF Plan in August 2016 and is one of only five authorities across the Yorkshire and Humber region to receive this status. Better Care Fund Calderdale Plan [PDF file 3093KB]|PDF file

Calderdale Council and Calderdale NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have worked together to produce a series of booklets, in easy read format, which explain the seven Better Care Plans for Calderdale:

Better Care Easy Read Booklet Scheme 1 - "Contacting us" [PDF file 3579KB]|PDF file

Better Care Easy Read Booklet Scheme 2 - "Keeping older people safe and independent at home" [PDF file 4683KB]|PDF file

Better Care Easy Read Booklet Scheme 3 - "Finding out what you need" [PDF file 4281KB]|PDF file

Better Care Easy Read Booklet Scheme 4 - "Helping you to recover after a stroke" [PDF file 4714KB]|PDF file

Better Care Easy Read Booklet Scheme 5 - "Helping you to avoid going into hospital" [PDF file 3689KB]|PDF file

Better Care Easy Read Booklet Scheme 6 - "Good end of life care" [PDF file 5574KB]|PDF file

Better Care Easy Read Booklet Scheme 7 - "The Care Act" [PDF file 877KB]|PDF file 

Last Updated: 20/09/2016