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Continuing Healthcare

Mar 16, 2016 6:20 PM

In the UK we have something called Continuing Health Care(CHC) it is a package of care which is arranged and funded solely by the NHS(National Health Service) for people with ongoing complex needs and who have been assessed as having a "Primary health need" that can be provided in your own home or in a care home. There are many tiers of assessment and because of this it can take a while to be completed. I was told last week by my multidisciplinary care team that I had been assessed as needed CHC funding as my primary healthcare needs outweighed my social care needs. This also now means that I do not have to pay any contributions to my care package as the NHS pay for everything now. This comes to me in form of a "Personal Health Budget" which is looked after by a company employed by the local council who manage my payroll,employer insurance and so on, so I don't have to have the added stress of doing this myself, as I choose to have Personal Assistants that I employ, which means that I am an employer and so have to have everything any other employer would have in order to employ staff, it just means I don't have to worry about the paperwork side of things. This now gives me more funding as the NHS have larger funding budgets than the local councils, which means I can now have full 24 hour care, which is something I have to have unfortunately.

Mar 17, 2016 12:07 AM

That seems like great news!

Mar 17, 2016 8:42 AM

WoW! Sounds like a great health system!! I am sure that reduces your concerns and stress which will in turn decrease some of your pain. I am more than thrilled for you. More Blessings!

Mar 17, 2016 4:29 PM

Mysisterskeeper, thanks, it is a massive weight lifted. Knowing that I'll have all this extra care and support will make a really big difference

Mar 18, 2016 5:22 PM

But also reminds me of how much care and support I really need.....Obvbiously I want to be fiercely independent, this Enables me to do that, by having more care provided. 😊

Mar 18, 2016 6:18 PM

Congratulations on your good health fortune! So glad you will get the help you need & not be scraping the bottom of the money pit. Very good news.

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