The Coronavirus Act 2020 has; in some instances, changed the way a person's health and social care support is funded.
Please make sure you contact your local authority or CCG for advice before making an application or starting an appeal.
Did you know that many neuro conditions qualify for financial support from CCGs and local authorities?

However the criteria for a successful application is changing all the time and there's little clarity around the rules.

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Here's a list of some of the funding you may hear about 


CHC - Continuing Healthcare

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 is for adults. Children and young people may receive a "continuing care package" if they have needs arising from disability, accident or illness that can't be met by existing universal or specialist services alone.

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Learn more about the process of applying for CHC and peoples experiences

IFR - Individual Funding Request

Individual funding requests (or IFRs) are made to NHS England by clinicians when they believe that a patient’s clinical circumstances are exceptional and because of this, they would benefit from a treatment that isn’t usually available on the NHS. Applications are considered by an independent panel made up of doctors, nurses, public health experts, pharmacists, NHS England representatives and lay members. 

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NHS-funded Nursing Care

NHS-funded nursing care is when the NHS pays for the nursing care component of nursing home fees. The NHS pays a flat rate directly to the care home towards the cost of this nursing care. 

You may be eligible for NHS-funded nursing care if:

  • you're not eligible for NHS continuing healthcare but have been assessed as needing care from a registered nurse 

  • you live in a nursing home

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Personal Budgets

If your local council agrees to pay for some or all of your home help, it must offer you choice and control over how your needs are met. ​A personal budget is the amount of money the local council allocates for your care, based on its assessment of your needs.

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You might get a Direct Payment

You could be offered a Personal Health Budget

Successfully applying for funding can take time and perseverance but don't be put off. If you need help then click here

Click here to find out how to appeal a decision you believe is wrong