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NHS Healthcare Funding

Whilst we are fantastic fans of the great work the NHS do, we also know that the care system is a complex maze of red tape. It was recently estimated that on any given day 100,000 people were incorrectly paying for healthcare. However, NHS healthcare is free if somebody has a disability or complex medical problem and they pass the eligibility criteria.

We are here to make your life easier at such a stressful time. That's because we:

  • Understand who should be eligible for NHS continuing healthcare or NHS funded nursing care
  • Advise on the initial and full assessments that should be completed by the NHS
  • Can be present for these assessments
  • Help with appeals where the assessment process was unfair
  • Provide an advocacy service, write letters, or prepare for and attend appeal hearings

So, contact us today:

📞  01522 788887 or

📧 ian@adviceaboutcare.co.uk


What is NHS Continuing Healthcare?

NHS Continuing Healthcare is an assessment undertaken by an NHS and social services team. It assesses if a person's needs are sufficiently serious for them to decide they should fund the healthcare to support them.

It is free at the point of need, relating to primary healthcare needs - not social care needs.

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What is NHS Funded Nursing Care?

Should someone need a care home that's registered to provide nursing care they might be eligible for NHS-Funded Nursing Care, where they will pay a contribution towards the cost of registered nursing care.


Discharged From Hospital "To Be Assessed"?

If a person is discharged from a hospital needing clinical care or support, it's called "discharge to assess" or "pathway 3".

We regularly meet clients:

  • When loved ones have been discharged from the hospital to a care home.
  • Concerned about suddenly having to pay fees while arranging care needs urgently.
  • Where care arrangements haven't been put in place or wrongly at the patient's expense.

So, contact us today:

📞  01522 788887 or

📧 ian@adviceaboutcare.co.uk

Dementia and NHS Healthcare

Dementia and NHS Healthcare

Eligibility for NHS continuing healthcare is based on an individual’s healthcare need not a diagnosis such as dementia.

We work with people to build their case:

  • Using their medical history
  • Record-keeping of all conversations with NHS personnel, care home, social services etc about the needs of the person you care for
  • Writing letters and filing all information
  • Attending assessments or appeal/ review hearings, for example by the clinical commissioning group, independent review panel or the Ombudsman.

If you think there is a strong case for continuing healthcare, be persistent as many people with dementia have successfully secured NHS continuing healthcare funding.

We have a lot of experience of campaigning for continuing healthcare and NHS Funded Nursing Care as advocates on behalf of relatives.

So, contact us today:

📞  01522 788887 or

📧 ian@adviceaboutcare.co.uk

What Our Clients Say

"I contacted Ian having seen him on the SOLLA website. My wife is bed-bound, yet only getting sparse visits from the district nurse and I had to get help from professional nurses visiting. It was costing a fortune!

Ian explained that an NHS Continuing Healthcare assessment should have been done, even though the NHS hadn't sorted it themselves. Even when I contacted the NHS I was fobbed off with lots of excuses and told "that's the law" at one point. So Ian really helped me get the assessment done as my wife's advocate.

We discovered my wife qualified for NHS Continuing Healthcare, so the nurses have been coming without any more costs, every day to look after my wife. Talking to Ian was such relief, nothing was too much trouble."

John, Sturton by Stow

Accredited By The Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA)

We have been advising clients on long term care solutions for several years now, backed up not just by professional qualifications but also by the membership of various professional bodies, most notably the Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA) and the Personal Finance Society, so we specialise professionally in care fees all the time.

We are proud that Ian Francis is an Accredited adviser with SOLLA. Clients requiring financial planning in their later life benefit from advice that is clear and concise. Such advice comes from an adviser that is suitably qualified and experienced to advise them and manage their financial planning.

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What's On Your Mind? Let's Talk...

We offer a free, no-obligation, initial telephone consultation for new clients to answer some initial questions and help you with some first steps.

After that, we will then ask if you would like to set aside more time at a good time of day for you, when we can meet in person, on video, or by phone, whichever is most convenient for you.

If you would like to use our services after our initial telephone call then we charge an hourly fee of £150, including travel time. We can also agree on a fixed fee depending on what you need.

You get the answers to your questions from a specialist professional, far quicker and more reliably than searching on Google!

So, contact us today:

📞  01522 788887 or

📧 ian@adviceaboutcare.co.uk

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