What is Continuing Healthcare Funding, CHC?
NHS Continuing Health Care is the name given to a package of services which is arranged and funded by the NHS for people outside hospital with ongoing health needs. You can get continuing healthcare in any setting, including your own home or in a care home.
NHS continuing healthcare is free, unlike help from social services for which a charge may be made depending on your income and savings. If you do not qualify for NHS continuing health care you will still receive mainstream services free of charge, i.e. GP, District Nursing Services, Specialist therapy.
In your own home, the NHS will pay for healthcare (e.g. services from a community nurse or specialist therapist) and personal care (e.g. help with bathing, dressing and laundry). In a care home, the NHS pays for your care home fees, including board and accommodation.
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