How you can get help with Continuing Healthcare (CHC)?

Find out how you can get help for CHC applications or appeals.

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.

NHS guidance on CHC

If you need advice about CHC applications, you can contact a national charity called Beacon that gives people a free 90 minute phone consultation.

Find out more about Beacon