Paying for care? We provide essential support and guidance from a team of professionals when you need it most.

Our team and partners are experts in care fees funding and the NHS process involved. Ormrods CHC experienced nurses and advisers will ensure that you are fully represented at every stage because we believe that if NHS funding is due from day one then it should be paid from day one.

Call Ormrods CHC: 01253-850777

Helping you obtain care fees funding

From your initial free consultation through to the final meeting we will work with you to ensure every possible step is taken to obtain funding. Our multi-disciplinary team have over 100 years combined experience in this field and we will use all that experience ton support your case.

We are unique in the marketplace as we offer a fixed-price service - once the fee has been agreed that is what you pay. No hidden charges or nasty surprises, just a caring, reliable and cost-effective service.

Why choose us?

  • Initial free consultation with a trained CHC nurse adviser
  • Vastly experienced team with medical, legal and financial experience of NHS CHC
  • The ability to build a bespoke service from our process
  • Even with a bespoke process we offer fixed fees and the security that brings
  • We will support you through every stage of the CHC journey
  • "All our nurses hold current DBS clearnce to give you peace of mind"

What our Clients Say about us:

“Very many thanks for all your assistance & advice during our attempts to secure funding for our Mum. We appreciate your high level of professionalism and determination to help us”

Eileen, Brian & Linda

“Thank you for everything you are doing, we couldn’t have done it without you”

Sarah & Don

The Process

1. Free Consultation

Contact us on 01253-850777 or and one of our trained CHC nurses will take you through the CHC process.

2. Nurse Assessment

One of our CHC nurse advisers will meet with you and complete a full CHC report. They will then discuss the findings with you and give clarity.

3. NHS Assessment

We will formally request the start of the NHS funding process and coordinate to ensure all evidence is available and you can attend the meetings.

4. CHC Assessments

This 2-stage process can be difficult for families to navigate. We will both represent and support you throughout both these meetings.


Do you have a question about a Equity Release? See our answers below to some of the most frequently asked questions we're asked. Something you can't find? Don't hesitate to get in touch, and we would be delighted to discuss them with you.

“My Mum has more than £23,250 in the bank so there is no point applying for NHS Continuing care”

This is common belief and causes many families to not make an application for NHS funding. Only Social care is means tested, if you or your family are shown to have a Primary Health Need then the NHS will be responsible for providing funds regardless of your financial position.

“We were told my relative wont qualify by the care home so not worth asking for an assessment”

The Continuing Healthcare assessment process serves many purposes as well as showing eligibility for funding. It will also ensure all care needs are being met and that the current placement is correct. But do remember that even if your relative isn’t eligible for full funding they make receive the Funded Nursing payment. If there is no recommendation for funding you will better understand CHC and established a base line should your relative’s health deteriorate.

“I have no power of attorney and my husband is no longer able to make decisions. Can I still ask for a CHC assessment?"

The simple answer is yes. The Care Act 2014 is centred around 6 principles designed to protect vulnerable people like your husband and we would expect both Social Services and the NHS to ensure he was correctly assessed in any case.

Sadly, this “best interest” approach is not always followed, and relatives have to make the request. In these cases, you are an “interested 3rd party” and your opinion MUST be taken into account.

“My aunt was assessed and awarded Funded Nursing Care contribution some time ago but the cost of the home has not fallen”

The weekly payment of £187.60 is made directly to the nursing home when a resident shows some but all the characteristics of a primary health need. Whether this contribution is set against the weekly cost for your aunt is dependent upon the contract that was issued. We would advise speaking via us to our partner firm Ormrods Solicitors to review the contract as your aunt may be due a substantial refund.

“Social Services have already completed an assessment without us present and tell us that my mother did not qualify. Mum can’t make her own decisions and as I hold power of attorney they say I will now have to pay all the fees from her money”

The CHC process is in 2 parts and it’s common for Social Services to perform the first stage known as a Checklist. However, if you hold a Lasting power of Attorney for either Health/Welfare or Property/Finance you would have a legal right to be involved in the process. Health/Welfare attorneys have an express right to be involved at all stages. Property/Finance Attorneys have to ensure any bills they pay are correctly charged- in other words was the process correctly followed.

“My father is being discharged from hospital into a care home and I’ve been told that he won’t be assessed straight away”

weeks paid care for your father after which the CHC assessment will take place. This deferment period is designed to allow your father to settle down and make sure any assessor sees him as he will be going forward and not as he was in hospital. You will not have to repay the cost of this stay.

“We were told that if we applied for CHC and mum was eligible we would have to move her from her current home. She is very happy there and we would not want to upset her”

This is misleading and far too common an occurrence. Full funding is available to your mum, if she has a “primary health need”, in whatever setting is suitable, that includes Care Homes, Nursing Homes and even her own home. There is every chance she would be able to stay where she is even if she was awarded full CHC.

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