Social Care News

As well as posting regular social care news updates on this page, we also provide an RSS feed for all news content posted on this website - click here to subscribe for free and keep up with everything that's going on.

View our news archive »

28th September 2015

Continuing Healthcare – claims deadline extended by Welsh Government

The deadline for people to make a claim if they believe their ongoing care should have been funded by the Welsh NHS is being extended, the Welsh Government announced today (September 28).

Continuing Healthcare (CHC) is a package of care paid for by the NHS for people with complex needs which are primarily health-based. The care may be provided in a care setting or in an individual’s own home.

Retrospective claims for continuing care – new deadline is October 31, 2015

Under new arrangements for making retrospective claims, claimants have until October 31 to register their intent with their health board to claim for continuing healthcare costs incurred between August 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014.

All health boards are able to provide free advice to people who want to make a claim and they will also complete any necessary work on their behalf. The intention is for all claims to be reviewed within 12 months of submission.

This is not a legal process and there is no requirement for people to appoint a solicitor. However, if a solicitor is used, those costs cannot be reimbursed.

« back to Home Page

Care Compare Wales

Search our database of more than 450 quality care providers by county,
care category
or keyword.

Need help with your search? Get help with
finding a care provider