Services that we provide

Patient at a music therapy class When someone is eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare the CCG funds, arranges and manages the packages of care for those people.

In order to meet the person’s needs, these packages of care may be:

  • In some instances we’ll assist with End of life (palliative care)

Before a package of support is set up, we will discuss with you or your representative what option would be the best to meet your individual needs.
 

Care at home

The CCG could support someone to continue living in their own home with a package of support if it is safe and viable to do so. The care package would include support with health needs that are not already met by community health professionals. It will also include support with personal care needs but generally does not include tasks like cooking and cleaning.

Supported Living

Supported Living services are designed to support people to live independently in the community in a home environment. This could cover people living alone or in a small group or community setting.

Residential Care

If someone is eligible for Continuing Healthcare funding and in need of residential care, they will likely be placed in a care home with nursing support. Care homes have different registration categories they have to adhere to, so you may need support to choose the right home for your needs.

Specialist Placement

If someone has a condition or diagnosis, or rehabilitation needs that cannot be met in their own home or a regular care home with nursing, they may need to be placed in a specialist placement to meet their health and personal care needs. This would usually be in a residential setting with skilled support around specific needs, for example traumatic brain injury.

Personal Health Budgets

Personal Health Budget  is an amount of money to support your identified healthcare and wellbeing needs, planned and agreed between you, or your representative, and your local NHS team.

At the centre of your Personal Health Budget is your Support Plan. This plan helps you decide your health and wellbeing goals, and sets out how your budget will be spent to enable you to reach these goals and keep healthy and safe.

From April 2014, anyone in receipt of NHS Continuing Healthcare has the right to ask for a Personal Health Budget, including a ‘Direct Payment’. If you are eligible for Continuing Healthcare and wish to have a Personal Health Budget, your case manager will assist you in deciding which option would be best for you.

End of Life (Palliative) Care/Fast Track Process

End of Life (Palliative) Care provided through Continuing Healthcare is called the ‘Fast Track’ process. It is meant for those with a rapidly deteriorating condition who may be reaching the end of their lives. The aim is to expedite care provision when a person’s life expectancy/prognosis is such that completion of a full application would prove too time consuming to be of actual benefit. The CCG will work alongside Palliative Care Support Workers and other professionals and families in finding the appropriate package of care. We consider a person’s needs and wishes and whether they can be met in the community in their own home, in a relatives’ home or in a nursing home. This will be subject to review after three months.