Any child or young person up to their 18th birthday who has a complex health need may be eligible.
When a young person reaches 18, the adult NHS Continuing Healthcare arrangements apply.
There are significant differences between children and young people’s continuing care and NHS Continuing Healthcare for adults.
Although a child or young person may be in receipt of a package of continuing care, they may not be eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare. The CCG will assess any young person in receipt of continuing care when they are aged 16-17, to see if they are likely to be eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare when they turn 18.