We know that funding for care can be a confusing issue, with many unsure about the funds they’re entitled to and how they can get them, so here we discuss who qualifies for care funding.
First, you need to identify the type of funding, you need to determine whether it’s healthcare funding or social care funding that you may be entitled to.
The definitions of social care and healthcare can be somewhat vague, it is important to explore all options and seek advice from medical or legal professionals to help understand the distinction between the two if you are unsure.
To help you get started we have listed the tow definitions below which have been provided by the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care:
Social Care: “In general terms (not a legal definition) it can be said that a social care need is one that is focused on providing assistance with activities of daily living, maintaining independence, social interaction, enabling the individual to play a fuller part in society, protecting them in vulnerable situations, helping them to manage complex relationships and (in some circumstances) accessing a care home or other supported accommodation.”
Healthcare: “Whilst there is not a legal definition of a healthcare need (in the context of NHS continuing healthcare), in general terms it can be said that such a need is one related to the treatment, control or prevention of a disease, illness, injury or disability, and the care or aftercare of a person with these needs (whether or not the tasks involved have to be carried out by a health professional).”