The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) have today (19 July) jointly published the Better Care Fund policy framework for 2022-23 to better join up health and social care for people who need it most.
The Better Care Fund Framework 2022-23 aims to enable those who need it to get the right care in the right place at the right time.
Over £7 billion has been committed in 2022-23 to enable people to stay well, safe and independent at home for longer.
It will introduce capacity and demand planning for intermediate care services to help the health and social care system prepare for winter.
As part of this, councils will be asked to develop capacity and demand plans for intermediate care covering both admissions avoidance and hospital discharge across health and social care to help the system prepare for winter.
BCF Planning Requirements: https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/better-care-fund-planning-requirements-2022-23/