in my experience, social care often push for continuing health care funding to part or wholly fund care packages for those with a large package - it means the cost comes out of the NHS money pot instead of the social care pot.
I would only be wary if they want to reassess his needs, as a means of cutting his support.
Actually, this is very good, the size of the package IS relevant, because there is a limit to what the council, ie. Social Services can provide.
Above that, everything is funded by the NHS and your brother will keep all his benefits, so be a lot better off.
You are very lucky to have this offered!!!
Further to our telephone discussion on 06/10/20 as you asked I am writing to seek your consent if I could complete a Continuing Healthcare Checklist for your brother (REDACTED)
CHC is a first stage of determining whether an individual is entitled to free service. After completing the CHC I will send it to CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) who will appoint an health assessor to carry their own assessment if your brother meets NHS funding criteria for his care due to his health care needs. People who have NHS funding do not have to pay contribution for their care.
Please note this is a procedure to establish if NHS or SS should fund the care and it will not affect your brother’s care package or direct payment arrangement.
A CHC was completed in 2014 by previous social worker but (REDACTED) did not meet the eligibility criteria. We will see if there is any further deterioration or change in his care needs since then to complete a new CHC.
Please can you advise if you agree so I could start the process and send you a consent form as soon as possible?
Thoughts, musings and considerations welcome.
I feel like I’m being, maybe a little too cautious, however, I’ve had such bad experience with them in the past I thought I’d get some support from fellow carers