We understand that the funding arrangements for ongoing care is a complex and highly sensitive area, which can affect individuals at a very vulnerable stage of their lives.
NHS continuing healthcare is the name given to a package of care which is arranged and funded solely by the NHS for individuals outside of hospital who have ongoing health care needs. You can receive NHS continuing healthcare in any setting, including your own home or in a care home. NHS continuing healthcare is free, unlike support provided by local authorities for which a financial charge may be made depending on your income and savings.
Anyone over 18 years of age assessed as having a certain level of care needs may be entitled to NHS continuing healthcare. It is not dependent on a particular disease, diagnosis or condition, nor on who provides the care or where that care is provided.
For more information visit NHS Choices or download the leaflet below.
This is esentially money to pay for your healthcare. Your care plan will be at the centre, which helps you decide your health goals together with your doctors.
Personal health budgets have been piloted in a number of places across England and, from April 2014, anyone receiving NHS continuing healthcare will have a right to ask for a personal health budget.
The easy read leaflet below explains what a personal health budget is, answers frequently asked questions and includes personal stories and further sources of information.
Click here for more or download the leaflet below.