Decision details

Better Care Fund Update

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A report was presented to Cabinet which provided an update on the current use of the Better Care Fund, and recommended that some of the funding be used to support additional resources for Home Energy advice.


Cabinet agreed:


1.  To note the report regarding the current use of the Better Care Fund, and approve the additional resource within the Housing Strategy & Projects Team for Home Energy.

Reasons for the decision:

There is capacity within the Better care Fund allocation to Thanet for additional resources for Home Energy work, which is consistent with the purpose of the funding.

Alternative options considered:

Other possible uses of the funding were considered but cabinet agreed that additional resources were needed for energy efficiency work due to the scale of the need for this work as a result of both the declared climate emergency and the current economic climate.

Report author: Bob Porter

Publication date: 03/03/2023

Date of decision: 02/03/2023

Decided at meeting: 02/03/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 11/03/2023

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