Practical information about NHS Continuing Healthcare funding

Care To Be Different is an information resource that helps you understand NHS Continuing Healthcare funding – and how you can access it.

Applying for Continuing Care is not always straightforward, but having good information helps make that battle easier. Although we can’t give you a guarantee that you will secure NHS Continuing Care funding through the information we provide, you can certainly change the odds in your favour by being well-informed.

How To Get The NHS To Pay For Care

If your relative is already receiving – or likely to need – full-time care, make sure they’re properly assessed for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding. This is NHS funding and it covers 100% of care fees. Our book, How To Get The NHS To Pay For Care, helps you apply for the funding – and fight your relative’s corner. It has been updated to reflect some of the more important changes to the revised NHS National Framework which came into effect on the 1st October 2018 and takes you step-by-step through the Continuing Care assessment process – including getting an assessment (or re-assessment) done, what to do and say (and what not to do and say) before, during and after an assessment, the many pitfalls to look out for and how to argue for higher assessment scores. It helps you hold the health and social care authorities to account, so you’re more likely to secure the funding.

There are 2 versions of this book available, paperback and ebook/PDF:

“I’m delighted to say that we have now been awarded NHS Continuing Care funding. For me, understanding the circumstances and processes from Care To Be Different was critical. I had to fight hard at most stages of the process, and this helped me gain the confidence to do so.” 

Jane, Buckinghamshire

“In my normal work as a professional, I am confident and assured – but your information enabled me to be confident in this new situation, too. It can be very difficult to remain professional when dealing with the emotional side of caring and fighting for a parent. Your information there was invaluable.”

Steve Hopwood

“It has been a steep learning curve over the last few weeks, and I could not have got as far as I did along the CHC path without the information from Care To Be Different.

Robert, Lancashire

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