Continuing healthcare (CHC) helps you with health care needs that come from a disability, accident or illness.
Some people with long-term complex health needs qualify for free social care arranged and funded solely by the NHS. This is known as NHS continuing healthcare.
NHS continuing healthcare can be provided in a variety of settings outside hospital, such as in your own home or in a care home.
Your eligibility for NHS continuing healthcare depends on your assessed needs, not on any particular diagnosis or condition.
Your eligibility for NHS continuing healthcare may change if your needs change.