We Are The Independent Continuing Care Review Specialists
Cheselden is the market-leading NHS Continuing Healthcare review specialist. Our team of skilled and experienced professionals is committed to providing high quality service and expert clinical advice to people and organisations across England.
What We Do
We help individuals and their relatives to:
- Reclaim funding for care fees that should have been paid by the NHS
- Avoid paying nursing home fees if they have a serious health condition
- Make the right arrangements for funding their own care if they do not qualify for state funding
- Arrange for the payment of care home fees in the future
As well as helping individuals, we also work closely with solicitors, PCTs and care homes to offer advice, guidance and support on the complex nature of NHS Continuing Healthcare. As recognised specialists in elderly care funding, we enjoy excellent relationships with many of these organisations.
How It All Began
Cheselden was established in 2007 to bring to an end the confusing and often unlawful restrictions on the provision of free continuing care in England. We are based in the North West of England and operate nationally. Our company was named after William Cheselden, an eminent surgeon who influenced the establishment of surgery as a scientific medical profession in the 1700s.
Since 2007, we have reviewed thousands of cases and handled hundreds of successful continuing care claims for both current and retrospective funding.
Why What We Do Matters
Despite the introduction of the National Framework in 2007, qualifying for continuing care funding is still a ‘postcode lottery’. Government statistics show that the number of people who receive care funding varies dramatically across England’s 152 Primary Care Trusts (PCTs).
As a result, many seriously ill people are missing out on NHS-funded care. With the average place in a care home with nursing costing around £35,000 a year, many self-funding residents are being forced to use their savings and sell their homes to pay for care.
Cheselden is here to promote nationwide consistency in continuing care eligibility decisions, whilst helping our clients obtain the refunds and/or ongoing funding they deserve. We believe that everyone should have equal, fair and legal access to healthcare services and funding as set out in the National Assistance Act 1948 and the NHS Act 2006.
Find Out More
Find out why you should choose Cheselden to handle your care home fees claim, or read some of our many success stories.