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Children's Continuing Care Arrangements

Joined Up Care Derbyshire - Children's Continuing Health Care for children and young people is an additional package of care to support parents or carers to meet their child's health needs. This could be because they cannot be met by existing services, universal and specialist, alone. NHS Derby and Derbyshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) is responsible for arranging for health services locally. They have a responsibility for assessing children and young people to see if they need a package of continuing care.

Some children and young people aged up to 18 years old may have very complex health needs. These may be the result of:

  • congenital conditions
  • disability
  • long-term or life-limiting conditions
  • serious illness or injury

Continuing Healthcare (CHC) for people 18 years and above

NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) means a package of ongoing care that is arranged and funded solely by the National Health Service (NHS) specifically for the relatively small number of individuals with high levels of need. Such care is provided to an individual aged 18 or over to meet health and associated social care needs that have arisen as a result of disability, accident or illness.

NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) is free, unlike support provided by local authorities, which may involve the individual making a financial contribution depending on income and savings. It is the responsibility of the Integrated Care Board (ICB) to decide the appropriate package of support for someone who is eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC).