Continuing NHS Healthcare (also known as CHC) is a package of care which is arranged and funded solely by the NHS for individuals who have been assessed as having a primary health need. You can receive continuing healthcare in any setting, including your own home or a care home. Continuing NHS Healthcare is free, unlike help from social services for which a financial charge may be made depending on your income and savings.
Anyone assessed as having a certain level of care need may receive CHC. It is not dependent on a particular disease, diagnosis or condition, or on who provides the care or where that care is provided. If your overall care needs show that your primary care need is a health need, you may be eligible for CHC. Once eligible for CHC, your care will be funded by the NHS but this is subject to review and should your care needs change the funding arrangements may also change. NEWCIS has a specific member of staff who supports carers who care for someone who receive CHC funding in Flintshire.