NHS continuing healthcare is for a person aged over 18.
To be eligible for NHS continuing healthcare, you must be assessed by a team of health and social care professionals – known as a multidisciplinary team.
The team will look at your care needs and relate them to:
National framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care – GOV.UK
Your eligibility for NHS continuing healthcare depends on your assessed needs, and not on any particular diagnosis, condition or prognosis. If your needs change then your eligibility for NHS continuing healthcare may change. You should be fully involved in the assessment process, kept informed and have your views about your needs and support taken into account. Carers and family members should also be consulted where appropriate.
There is an easy read version of the national framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care for people with learning disabilities, family carers and anyone who helps a person with learning disabilities.