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Should you pay care fees if your NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding is refused or withdrawn?

We’re often asked this question, and it’s an area many people find confusing. We always advise people not to start paying care fees automatically, but to consider challenging what they’re told by the Continuing Healthcare assessors.…

Essential Preparation and Planning As CCGs Restart Assessments and Appeals From 01/09/2020

September 1st 2020 marks the date for the reintroduction of assessments, reviews and appeals for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding (CHC) which had been on hold for many months due to COVID restrictions and NHS key staff being redeployed…

Are you ready for 1st September 2020? CHC Funding Gets Back to Business

Following the COVID-19 restrictions imposed for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding (CHC) since 19 March 2020, the Government has just announced some positive news. From 1st September 2020, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have been mandated…

Perseverance and stubbornness pays off, so don’t give up!

Care To Be Different was originally set up by an individual who battled against the NHS system for 4 years whilst fighting for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding (CHC) and justice for her dear parents. Care To Be Different was borne out of…

10 Common Issues Affecting Families seeking NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding

Jane recently posted a comment which we wanted to share with you. She writes: “I applied for CHC for my dad who, through my hard work and determination returned him home after a short but disastrous 6 weeks 21/2 years ago in a very highly…

Is your Will up to date?

A Will is one of the most important documents you can have. A Will is a legal document that enables you to decide how your Estate - your property, assets, money and any personal belongings – will be distributed after you die.  It can have…

Self-defence - Protect yourself and make a Lasting Power of Attorney

Don't wait until it's too late! Take action now to protect your interests. When you (the ‘donor’) give Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) to someone you trust, they will be able to manage your affairs for you, should you become unable to…
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Have you been coerced into paying unlawful care home top-up fees?

Here is a common scenario: ‘Bill Jones’ has been a resident in a care home for several years and has now become eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding. That is great news. Having sold his home to pay for his care out of private…

Interview with Elder: How to get what you deserve: An interview with Andrew Farley on NHS Continuing Healthcare

Andrew Farley is one of the UK’s foremost experts on NHS Continuing Healthcare funding (CHC). Along with his business partner, he runs Farley Dwek solicitors, where he leads the CHC team. He also jointly owns Care To Be Different – the…

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