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Dementia social care funding crisis! Why are families sending their relatives with Dementia to Thailand for care?

On the 17th of February 2020 the Daily Telegraph led with a front page headline article, “Dementia patients dumped in hospitals“. The article told of the closure of numerous day care centres and care services across the country, forcing…

Relief as 6 Month Time Limit To Appeal MDT Decision Is Reinstated

A glaring omission in the latest version of the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care (revised October 2018) has allowed Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) around the country to take unfair advantage…

Getting through the Checklist assessment – avoid these common mistakes!

First, read our latest article “Understanding the Checklist Assessment”. Here’s a quick recap… The NHS Continuing Healthcare Checklist assessment is the first stage in the NHS Continuing Healthcare funding assessment process and…

Understanding the Checklist Assessment

If your relative has a ’primary health need’ i.e. the main purpose of their care is for health needs (as opposed to social care needs), then they may be eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding. NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding…

Paying care home fees or paying for full-time care at home? You could be entitled to NHS Continuing Healthcare.

Many people assume that if you have some savings or own a property, you have to pay for your own care, but this is not always the case. How reliable is the information you have? Did you know that the NHS is obliged to pay 100% of your care…

Tackling consent: Keeping control if your relative lacks mental capacity

How often do care homes tell family members things along the following lines...? “Sorry, we can’t give your relative that …” “Without authority, we can only administer this…” “We will need formal authority first before…

Daily Telegraph: "NHS officials selling care grant advice"

On the front page of the Daily Telegraph on Monday, 30 December 2019, there was an article entitled, “NHS workers charge for advice on securing dementia care cash.” Undercover reporters from the Daily Telegraph revealed that two senior…

Care To Be Different 2019 Year in Review

Care To Be Different remains the No.1 website for free information and resources relating to NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding. We strive to promote nationwide awareness of the availability of free NHS funding for long term care, and provide…
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Has your relative been 'made' incontinent and developed a pressure sore?

A Full assessment of your relative’s care needs is completed by the Clinical Commissioning Group’s assessors using the Decision Support Tool (DST). The DST is a scoring ‘tool’ used at the MDT to build a picture of an individual’s…

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