NHS Continuing Healthcare is a package of on-going care that is arranged and funded by the NHS for an individual that has been found to have a ‘primary health need’. This primary health need is determined by and, set out in, the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care November 2012 (Revised).
Information about continuing healthcare funding can be found in the NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care Public Information Leaflet and in the easy read book 'What is NHS Continuing Healthcare'.
How to apply for funding
A health and social care professional such as Social Services, a district nurse, or other specialist health services can refer individuals to Continuing Healthcare Care (CHC) funding.
Individuals that are not in contact with health and care professionals but believe that they may be eligible for funding can contact the CHC team.
Phone 0300 303 8294
Write to 1st Floor, Building 2, Amy Johnson Way, Clifton Moor, York, YO30 4XT
The team will identify if a CHC nurse needs to visit individuals at home to complete some checks. If the checks meet specific criteria, individuals will receive a full referral to CHC. Read more about the checklist or download and complete the application form and return to the Continuing Healthcare Team at the address above.
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