If you or your loved one feels you are eligible for NHS continuing healthcare funding, it is worth noting that whilst funding is free the qualification criteria is robust and there are several steps involved in accessing funding that may be available.
You firstly need to request a continuing care assessment from your local GP or social worker. The medical professional allocated to your claim will conduct an initial ‘screening’ either at your home or in hospital to determine whether you may be likely to be eligible for funding. If it is deemed, you are likely to be eligible you will undergo a thorough assessment of your condition and your on-going health needs.
Each individual need will be categorised either as low, moderate, high, severe, priority. If you have at least one priority need or more than one severe, you will be eligible for support.