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Better Care Fund programme

The Rutland Better Care Fund programme aims to shape more integrated, efficient and effective health and care services which work well for the people of Rutland. This is so that people receive the right care and support at the right time to maintain their health and wellbeing, staying well for as long as possible and preventing, delaying or reducing their need for care. Specifically, Rutland's vision is:

"…to embed an integrated and resilient social and health care system that is well understood by users and providers, holistic, used appropriately, and puts prevention and self-management at its heart, including by building on existing community assets.  We aim to make sustainable integrated working, iterative improvement and person-centred care the norm, improving outcomes for residents."

The programme is run jointly by Rutland County Council and East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group, and overseen by the Rutland Health and Wellbeing Board, and is one of the tools used to deliver the aims of the Rutland Health and Wellbeing Strategy. Under the programme, Rutland performed well last year (2018-19) against its targets. For example:

  • 97% of patients receiving reablement were still at home 91 days after their hospital stay, against a target of 90%.
  • Just 0.3% of the over 65 population entered permanent council funded residential care.
  • Unplanned hospital admissions were 19% below the ceiling target.
  • 96% of social care service users in the annual survey confirmed that care and support services help them to have a better quality of life, relative to a target of 90%.


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