Concerns over low uptake of healthcare funding in Herefordshire – Hereford Times

Andrea Davis, 57, is one of those who has so far been unsuccessful in applying for continuing healthcare funding to care for her 86-year-old father Ron Taylor

A LOCAL woman is raising awareness of the difficulties people in Herefordshire face when they apply for funding to care for relatives with long-term illnesses.

Some people with long-term complex health needs can qualify for free social care arranged and funded by the NHS. This is known as NHS continuing healthcare (CHC).

But in recent years, councillors have raised concerns over the drop in numbers of county residents who are eligible for this funding.

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