NHS continuing healthcare

Some young people need extra help because they struggle with:

  • breathing
  • eating and drinking
  • taking medicine
  • moving about
  • memory and thinking.

You can ask your social worker, GP, nurse for a referral to the NHS continuing healthcare if you need extra help. Together with your family or support team, they'll figure out how to help you against their checklist.

A Personal Health Budget allows some young people to get extra support through social services.

For more information about the NHS Continuing Health Care service you can read their easy read guide or their national framework.