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Continuing Health Care for children and young people with health needs

Children and young people who have ongoing complex health needs may receive support from Children's Continuing Care.  Continuing care support is put in place if a child has needs arising from a disability or illness that can't met by existing universal or specialist services alone. 

The decision on whether a child or young person meets the criteria for an assessment is discussed at the Continuing Health Care Panel. The Panel has representation from health from Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust and social care professionals from the Local Authority and meets on a monthly basis.  The Panel uses the National Framework for Children and Young People’s (CYP) Continuing Care, March 2010 as its guidance for decision making. You can find detailed information about this in the NHS Children's Continuing Care framework.

The criteria for Adult Continuing Health Care is different from Children’s Continuing Care.  You can find more information about Continuing Healthcare for adults and its eligibility on the NHS website

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead’s Children and Young People Disability Service will work jointly with Adult Social Care and Health colleagues at an early stage to see if a young person is likely to need support from Adult Continuing Health Care and to manage the transition process.  When the young person is aged 17 years old, and if it is appropriate, an application will be made to Adult Continuing Health Care.

Adults receiving NHS Continuing Healthcare and children receiving Continuing Care have a right to a personal health budget. Personal health budgets aim to give people with long term conditions and disabilities greater choice and control over the care they receive.    Information about Personal Health Budgets is also on the NHS website.


Who to contact

Contact Name
East Berkshire CCG
01753 860441
NHS website - Continuing Care for Adults

Where to go

St. Leonards Road

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
0-5, 5-11, 11-16, Preparing for Adulthood
Supporting people with
  • Medical needs
  • Physical disabilities
Last Updated

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Address: St. Leonards Road  Windsor 

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