Continuing Healthcare

NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) is the name given to a package of care that is arranged and funded solely by the NHS for individuals who are not in hospital but have complex on-going healthcare needs.

If you are eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare, you can receive NHS continuing healthcare in any setting, for example:

  • in your own home – the NHS will pay for healthcare, such as services from a community nurse or specialist therapist, and personal care, such as help with bathing, dressing and laundry
  • in a care home – as well as healthcare and personal care, the NHS will pay for your care home fees, including board and accommodation

NHS continuing healthcare is free, unlike social and community care services provided by local authorities.

Continuing Healthcare contacts

Find out more by contacting the local NHS Continuing Healthcare team:

Feedback about care

If you wish to provide feedback about the care home or care provider that provides care to you or your relative, please email

Feedback about Continuing Healthcare

If you would like to comment on the service you received from the Contnuing Healthcare team then please use our anonymous feedback form.