Continuing health care
Continuing healthcare is social care arranged and funded by the NHS for people who have been assessed as needing care to manage a health problem.
The conversations around whether a need is health related or social care related can be complex.
- Peter Garside, a local man, has developed a website to help people with their applications for continuing healthcare. In it he tells the story of his experience of making a continuing healthcare application for his wife Pauline and successfully appealing an incorrect decision. https://continuinghealthcare.wordpress.com/
- Care To Be Different was set up by Angela Sherman after her own parents’ experience of the UK care system. She has developed this website to provide practical information about NHS Continuing Healthcare funding and other care matters. http://caretobedifferent.co.uk/
Find out more
Information about CHC from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group www.cambridgeshireandpeterboroughccg.nhs.uk/your-health-and-services/nhs-continuing-healthcare/
Beacon are a community interest company who have been funded by NHS Engand to give up to 90 minutes of free advice on continuing health care. http://www.beaconchc.co.uk/