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News of our NHS Continuing Healthcare Online Learning Tool

Spinal Injuries Association is pleased to announce the launch of our NHS Continuing Healthcare online learning tool.

We know that well organised care is an essential part of a fulfilled life for many spinal cord injured people, especially those with high level injuries. But, for severely disabled people as well as their family and friends, getting the right care can be complex and difficult to navigate. Finding out what types of care are available, what is free or means tested and how to apply are just some of the questions our members ask our Advocacy Service.

That’s why we’re launching today a free-to-use online learning tool to help members better understand the complexities of making a successful NHS Continuing Healthcare application. It’s been designed to help members make a stronger application for NHS Continuing Healthcare and to avoid some of the pitfalls in making an application.

NHS Continuing Healthcare is not means tested and provides vital care to some of the most severely disabled people in society. The online learning tool will debunk some of the myths around NHS Continuing Healthcare and help make your application more likely to succeed.

The learning tool consists of a variety of videos, animations, and presentations as well as a question and answer session at the end of each chapter. The learning tool will take around 90 minutes to complete but you can pause at any time and resume your learning.

The learning tool has been created by our expert NHS CHC Casework team and includes:

  • The difference between health care and social care needs and why it matters
  • The NHS Continuing Healthcare application process
  • Finding out whether you are eligible for free care
  • Making a successful application – what you need to know
  • The appeals process

Getting started

This online tool is available to full or family and friends members of SIA and is both free and easy to use.  All existing full and familiy and friends members will receive an email with details of their username and password and how to login and and start the course. If you have these details just click here to access the learning tool.   If you are a member and have not received an email please email our Website Lead, Julie Braithwaite or call her on 01908 604191.

Membership of SIA is free.  If you are not already a member of SIA, but would like to access the learning tool, find out more about joining here.

You may also find it helpful to visit our Funding your care section on the website.