NHS Continuing Healthcare

“SIA was absolutely amazing. They wrote fantastic letters for me to use, provided all the appropriate fact sheets and documentation to support our case, and supported us through the full process.”  SIA member

NHS Continuing Healthcare can help you live independently at home, or in a residential care setting, by supporting the ongoing treatment and control of your spinal cord injury. It is funded by the NHS, who can organise your care for you or you can choose to receive the funding direct (via a Personal Health Budget) and organise it yourself.

To be eligible for this type funding you need to be over 18 years old and have been assessed as having a ‘primary health need’. You will be assessed by a Multi-Disciplinary Team made up of two or more qualified professionals from a clinical or social care background for your eligibility. Not all the healthcare professionals involved in this process will have prior knowledge of spinal cord injury, so preparing for the assessment and providing detailed answers is essential.

We can help you understand your entitlement to NHS Continuing Healthcare by providing information and advice. We can also help SIA members prepare for the assessment or a review of current NHS Continuing Healthcare funding and help challenge any decisions that you are not happy with.

Brian O'Shea

Brian O’Shea             CHC Adviser

Mandy Jamieson

Mandy Jamieson      CHC Support Officer

Brian O’Shea CHC AdviserGet support by contacting our NHS Continuing Healthcare Advice Service by email or call on 01908 604191


Our Continuing Healthcare Service is kindly sponsored by Complete Care Group.

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Visit the Resources Area to download more information. Please note this is a service we offer primarily to SIA members so you will need to be logged into the website as a member to access some of the NHS Continuing Healthcare information.

If you are not already a member, it is free of charge and very easy to join.  More details available in the Your Community section on this site.