Assessing the evaluation needs of Better Care Funds in Yorkshire and the Humber
This assessment of evaluation needs in relation to the Better Care Fund (BCF) in the Yorkshire and Humber Region has been carried out by the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Yorkshire and Humber between April 2015 and January 2016, working in partnership with NHS England and the Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network.
The BCF aims to support the integration of health and social care services to support improved care and outcomes for vulnerable people. The BCF is governed through Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs), which bring together representatives from, variously, NHS, public health, adult social care, children's services and Healthwatch.
There are 15 HWBs in the Yorkshire and Humber region encompassing 23 local authorities and 22 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).
Expenditure on individual plans in Yorkshire and the Humber in 2015/16 ranged from £12m to over £240m.
The needs assessment was conducted through structured interviews with 24 individuals, representing 11 of the 15 HWBs in the Yorkshire and Humber region.