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Do you know the difference between the National Framework and the Standing Rules?

Care to be Different are here to answer your questions! We are always happy to receive requests for articles from our insightful readers. This week, we take a look at how the National Framework interacts with the law, in response to this…
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Why 31st March 2021 Is A Date To Look Out For?

Is your relative getting their entitlement to 6 weeks' FREE funded care? “A couple of weeks ago my Mum was discharged from hospital to a care home. At no time did anybody mention the 6 weeks' free care. Is it too late to claim it back…
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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…
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Part 3: Pamela Coughlan - Ancillary and Incidental to the Provision of Accommodation

This series of blogs takes a closer look at the Coughlan judgment, its implications for long-term care in the community and how an understanding of the clinical facts of the case can assist you in your fight for CHC funding. In today’s…
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Part 2. Pamela Coughlan - Needs of a “wholly different category”

This series of blogs takes a closer look at the Coughlan judgment, its implications for long-term care in the community and how an understanding of the clinical facts of the case can assist you in your fight for CHC Funding. In today’s…
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How To Avoid Selling Your Home To Pay For Care...

Over the years the press has been full of heart-rending stories of families forced to sell their relative’s home to pay for care. Some have done so quite needlessly, unaware of the options available in terms of funding their relative’s…
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Part 1. But Pamela Coughlan Is Not Really Eligible For CHC, Is She…?

This three-part series will examine the Coughlan judgment, its implications for long-term care in the community and how an understanding of the clinical facts of the case can assist you in your fight for CHC funding. In today’s blog, we…

What To Do If You Haven’t Received Your MDT Decision Or Received CHC Funding?

We have come across several examples recently where individuals have been assessed for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding, but have either never been told the outcome, or else have been given a positive outcome, but NHS funding was never…

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…

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