Continuing Healthcare (CHC) is NHS-funded care - such as care home fees or specialist therapies in your own home - for adults who have serious, ongoing conditions or needs.
People have to go through an in-depth application process for CHC, which involves health and social care professionals assessing your needs. CHC is not guaranteed if you have a certain disease or condition.
Reading has historically had a low number of people being approved for CHC compared with other parts of England.
If you need advice about CHC applications, you can contact a national charity called Beacon that gives people a free 90 minute phone consultation.