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Adult NHS Continuing Healthcare arrangements

When a young person reaches 18, the adult NHS Continuing Healthcare arrangements apply.

There are significant differences between children and young people’s continuing care and NHS Continuing Healthcare for adults. Although a child or young person may be in receipt of a package of continuing care, they may not be eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare. The CCG will assess any young person in receipt of continuing care when they are aged 16-17, to see if they are likely to be eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare when they turn 18.

The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities have produced a guide about NHS Continuing Healthcare

 Last updated: 16 Jan 2023

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