Creating a better care system

A new report from the LGA, proposes the establishment of a £1.3 billion a year transformation fund until 2019/20 to develop a new health and social care system.

Supported by a pooled health and social care budget, devolved powers for health, and reformed incentives, the fund should focus on keeping people independent and preventing complex and long-term conditions.

It recognizes that the lack of suitable housing as one of a number of measures that drives dependency and recommends better coordination with health and social care systems to improve outcomes.