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NHS Continuing Healthcare for adults with health needs

NHS continuing healthcare, also known as NHS continuing care or "fully funded NHS care", is free care for outside of hospital that is arranged and funded by the NHS. This means that you will receive care and support to meet your assessed needs at no cost to you.

NHS continuing healthcare can be provided in a variety of settings outside hospital, such as in your home or in a registered care home.

To be eligible for NHS continuing healthcare, you must be assessed by a team of healthcare professionals (a "multi-disciplinary team") as having a "primary health need.

NHS continuing healthcare is for adults. Children and young people may receive a 'continuing care package' if they have needs arising from disability, accident or illness that can't be met by existing universal or specialist services alone.

For further information about continuing healthcare, please go to the NHS website at the following link.

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Preparing for Adulthood
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  • Medical needs
Last Updated
10/08/2016

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