This package is for individuals aged 18 years and over who are not in hospital and have been assessed as having a ‘primary health need’ as a result of disability, accident or illness
What is NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC)
The National Framework for Continuing Healthcare and NHS Funded Nursing Care (2022) sets out the principles and processes for determining eligibility.
You can receive Continuing Healthcare in any setting, including your own home or in a care home. Continuing Healthcare is free, unlike support provided by local authorities for which a financial charge may be made depending on your income and savings. If you are found to be eligible for Continuing Healthcare in your own home, this means that the NHS will pay for healthcare (e.g. services from a community nurse or specialist therapist) and associated social care needs (e.g. personal care, help with bathing, dressing and food preparation). In a care home, the NHS also pays for your care home fees, including board and accommodation.
Anyone 18 years of age and over who is assessed as having a certain level of care needs may be entitled to Continuing Healthcare. It is not dependent on a particular disease, diagnosis or condition, or on who provides the care or where that care is provided. If your overall assessment of care needs shows that you have a ‘primary health need’, you should be eligible for Continuing Healthcare. Once eligible for Continuing Healthcare, your care will be funded by the NHS and regularly reviewed to ensure that it is still meeting your assessed needs.
You can find out how to applying and eligibility at the page below:Applying and eligibility