A variety of sources can be explored to help individuals access inpatient and outpatient/community neurorehabilitation treatment.
- The NHS funds the majority of inpatient pathways either by providing the service directly or by contracting with our members (the independent sector). There are a variety of budgets/departments that the NHS utilises to provide this funding.
- Individual assessments are carried out by each potential funding body as per their own terms and criteria. It is often common to find that these processes differ from each funding body and across geographical locations so it is not possible to itemise every process here.
- Please note that due to the implementation of the new Integrated Care Services strategy this is an ever changing environment and up to date advice and support should always be sought on what funding is appropriate for a person’s specific needs and geographical location:
- Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG’s), Integrated Care Services (ICS’), Welsh Health Boards, Scottish Health Boards. These are the bodies who commission healthcare services in each country
- Continuing Health Care, Hospital Based Complex Clinical Care or other similar budget (depending on the country you are in) covers the funding for continuing healthcare needs after an initial period of treatment has been provided. People may be discharged into a nursing home or to their home with a package of a care funded wholly or in part by this budget.
- Local Authority/Social Care funding is often provided for those requiring a level of support in the community either through placement in a residential setting or the funding of a support or care team to visit a person’s home environment.
- 117 Aftercare funding is sometimes available to those who have experienced a period of time detained under the mental health act (MHA) as part of their treatment and can provide funding to help people get back into the community with additional support.
- Private health policies or health insurance schemes can often fund part or full neurorehabilitation treatment pathways so it is always appropriate to consult specific policy terms and conditions.
- Where catastrophic injury or medical negligence legal claims are thought to be appropriate for a person’s neurological insult/injury, neurorehabilitation pathways can be funded through claims made with the help of personal injury solicitors and case managers
- Self pay or other private funding sources are also possible.