The Integration Scheme is a legally binding agreement between Councils and Health Board who are known as ‘the parties’ in the Integration Scheme. The scheme describes what the parties will do to enable the Integration Joint Board (IJB) to meet its responsibilities (or ‘delegated functions’). It does not describe what the IJB will do in detail. The IJB will become responsible for adult and older peoples services in April 2016. The scheme contains high level statements of commitment to ensure flexibility and accommodate future changes.