Why does Care To Be Different exist?
In an ideal world, it wouldn’t be needed at all. Sadly, the care funding system can be a minefield for families.
The Care To Be Different website was started by an individual after she tried to understand the care funding system when her parents needed care. Her parents went into full time care in Spring 2005 whilst both suffering with Parkinson’s Disease and dementia, plus each had other medical conditions including heart disease, several strokes and latterly her father had cancer. Her parents both sadly died in 2009.
They were incorrectly charged for care fees – when in fact the NHS should have covered 100% of the cost instead.
The original founder of Care To Be Different challenged the NHS on their attempts to wrongly make her parents pay for care, and she eventually secured full NHS Continuing Healthcare funding covering all care fees for both of them.
Care To Be Different website is based on the stories of hundreds of families, the vast majority of whom have experienced appalling practice by NHS and local authority assessors.
The Care To Be Different website has been developed as a specialist information resource, providing practical information about NHS Continuing Healthcare funding specifically for families – to help them understand the NHS eligibility process to obtain free care funding; to battle against the NHS on level terms; to challenge abuses of process and perverse decisions by when obvious funding has been rejected; and to help families fight for their rights and entitlement to NHS Continuing Healthcare funding where appropriate.
The Care To Be Different brand and website has been acquired by Continuing Care Solutions Limited. Jonathan Dwek and Andrew Farley are Directors of both Continuing Care Solutions Limited and Farley Dwek Solicitors Ltd. They came across this amazing website which they loved, as it fits squarely with their company’s ethos and nationwide campaign to bring the deficiencies in the NHS Continuing Healthcare funding process into the public domain. They also loved the idea that Care To Be Different website provides lots of helpful facts, tips and suggestions, and a plethora of invaluable information and resources in simple plain language – absolutely free!