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Care to be Different

Care to be Different is an information resource about NHS Continuing Healthcare funding in England.
If you (or a relative) need full time care and you have a certain level of savings/assets, you'll probably be told to pay. But this is where mistakes are made. If you have health needs you should first be assessed for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding.


 

 

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Suite 10, Unit 3 Blackhill Drive, Wolverton Mill South, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK12 5TS
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