Care Home Funding Advocates offers a perfect fusion of professional excellence with compassion and care.

Continuing Healthcare Funding and the National Framework is a complex arena!


You may be reading this because you, a member of your family or somebody you know has recently been turned down for Continuing Healthcare (CHC) Funding and you are seeking independent advice and support.

It may be the case that an assessment is due to be carried out and you don’t feel confident that you are appropriately equipped to support the meeting on behalf of your loved one.


Don’t wait to be turned down – ensure the right decision is reached the first time around and avoid a long and drawn out dispute process!


In our experience, it’s far better the achieve a positive outcome in the first instance as opposed to having to dispute or appeal a previous decision.


We have been extremely successful in making sure that assessments are carried out as outlined in the National Framework requires them to be.
Having a Clinical professional at your side during the assessment process is critical to ensure the right decision is reached.


In fact at the time of this webpage update (December 2020), we are still able to report that we hold a 100% success rate with our cases!


We have reached a positive outcome for each and every case we have supported.

It’s a brave claim, but it’s true!


Why is Care Home Funding Advocates is the organisation to support you?

  • We offer a unique service designed to support the individual and or the family
  • We have specialist knowledge of the process and as such we are best placed to support you
  • We offer a dedicated professional advocate who will support you throughout the process, you will never be just another case number.
  • All our advocates are registered nurses and highly experienced in Continuing Healthcare
  • An easy to understand, plain English explanation of the process and what makes a person eligible.
  • An individual service tailored to your specific case.

    Unknown to the general public, we support a number of Solicitors in their work around Continuing Healthcare Funding, from producing a viability report (to identify if a new case has potential), to completing Needs Portrayal Documents (NPDs) to support a new, or retrospective cases, as well as attending Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings, Assessments and Reviews.
    Perhaps it makes sense to approach us directly?

Care Home Funding Advocates

Will support or guide you through the process when the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) carries out Continuing Healthcare Assessments.

We ensure that you receive the very best level of service by focusing on care needs whilst offering as much or as little support as required.

We advocate the individual’s rights, offering support to exercise those rights.

We work in partnership with our clients and their families.

We can support individuals irrespective of what the stage of the assessment process they are at and in many cases continue offering support at subsequent reviews.

Your dedicated Advocate will support you, the individual or family with:

  • Initial Assessments (Checklists)
  • Support during the full assessment, where the Decision Support Tool (DST) is completed
  • Review of recent or historic assessments
  • Disputes of assessment outcomes 
  • Support at the Local Resolution Meeting (Appeals meeting)

We have a team of advocates (clinicians) who can:

  • Review recent assessments and offer their opinion as to the CCG’s recommendation
  • Assess individuals at home or in the residential / nursing home to form an opinion their current needs
  • If appropriate prepare a report to challenge the CCG’s decision

Specialist knowledge

  • Our clinicians were previously employed CHC CCG Departments
  • Some of our clinicians currently Chair Panel for some CHC Departments

Our advocates are fully conversed in the National Framework for Continuing Healthcare and have a wealth of experience in this specific area and all of whom are registered nurses.


Through our tried and tested process our Advocate builds up a true and accurate picture, based on clinical evidence and third party records. Using a methodical approach, we take into account all the relevant information and ensure the National Framework (2018) is correctly applied during assessments, resulting in the most appropriate outcome.


To find out what other services we can offer please visit our services page


Latest News

Which? Reports Continuing Healthcare Funding is a ‘postcode lottery’

Care patients are being hit with large bills because of a postcode lottery for NHS funding, a consumer group says.Which? said people can be “25 times more likely to get their costs covered depending on where they live”.It found South Reading Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) paid social care costs for 8.78 patients per 50,000 people […]

Read More

New (revised) National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare

The revised National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care October 2018 (Revised) has now been published (Published March 2018).It comes into effect on 1st October 2018 and contains an additional 27 pages more than the 2012 version.View the document here; National Framework for Continuing Healthcare 2018The 2018 National Framework is intended to: […]

Read More

NHS England has issued new guidance to CCGs regarding hospital discharge and Continuing Healthcare assessments.

Watch out for more pressure on families to get relatives out of hospital!If you have a relative in hospital and they need ongoing care, you may soon come under even greater pressure to get them out before the proper NHS Continuing Healthcare assessments in hospital have taken place.NHS England has issued new guidance to CCGs regarding […]

Read More
Website Design by TR2 Creative

© 2022 Care Home Funding Advocates - All rights reserved