Who is entitled to CHC?

We tend to think of the elderly and frail in care homes as being the most likely recipients of NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding, but young adults may be equally entitled to this available NHS pot of free funded care. Too often, young adults…

2020 Year In Review

Care To Be Different remains the No.1 website for free information and resources relating to NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding (CHC) - free NHS funding for individuals aged 18 and over, with complex, intense or unpredictable long-term healthcare…

Unacceptable: “Well, elderly people do fall, don’t they…”

Placing a relative into a care home is an emotionally distressing time for all parties concerned, as you relinquish day-to-day care for your relative and hand over the reins of responsibility to a third party and entrust them with your relative’s…

Denied access because you don’t have the necessary legal authority to act for your relative?

If you are presenting a claim for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding on behalf of a spouse, relative, friend or else representing an individual in a professional capacity, it is essential that you have the necessary legal authority to act. Different…

Retrospective Review Claims - Everything You Need To Know About Claiming Interest

“Can anyone tell me, if I’m claiming back money and interest, what would be the interest rate I should be claiming?” Thank you Dawn for raising this topical question on our Facebook recently. If you have made a retrospective…
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Can CCGs Use Annual Reviews to Ration Care Funding?

We know that certain parts of the country are more likely to award NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) than others. This is often referred to as the ‘postcode’ lottery. Where you live can increase or decrease your chances of receiving CHC…
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Discharged from hospital to a care home? Is your relative getting their entitlement to 6 weeks' free care?

With the COVID pandemic on the rise again, there remains an urgent need for the NHS to discharge patients from hospital as quickly as possible in order to free up beds. To incentivise quicker hospital discharge, the Government has put…
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Where is your retrospective CHC claim up to? If you’re frustrated by delays, read on…

You can make a retrospective claim to recover care fees that were incorrectly charged if your relative meets the eligibility criteria for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding (CHC) as set out in the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare…
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Sick pensioners threaten to sue Health Secretary Matt Hancock and the NHS for £5BILLION

If you missed this article in last week’s Daily Express (26th October), you can read it in full below: Sick pensioners threaten to sue Health Secretary Matt Hancock and the NHS for £5BILLION...

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