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NHS Continuing Healthcare is a package of continuing care provided over an extended period of time, to a person aged 18 years or over, to meet significant and complex physical or mental health needs that have arisen as a result of disability, accident or illness.
It is arranged, provided and funded solely by the NHS and is free for those who are eligible, unlike help from social services for which a charge may be incurred depending on income and savings.
Care arranged as part of NHS continuing healthcare can be provided in a variety of different settings including; care homes, hospices or an individual's home.
Who can access the service?
Who is eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding?
Eligibility is determined by a detailed assessment which looks at all of aspects of care needs:
For adults who are registered with a Berkshire GP the Continuing Care Service offers:
Individuals, relatives, carers and representatives can contact the NHS Continuing Healthcare Team on 0118 982 2900 or via BWCCG.CHCDuty@nhs.net for further information on how to request an assessment of eligibility.
More information is available on the NHS website here.