The NHS is responsible for funding certain types of healthcare equipment you may need. In some situations, the NHS is also responsible for meeting care needs. This is usually when someone’s need is mainly for healthcare rather than social care. NHS care could be provided in hospital but it could be in someone’s own home or elsewhere in the community.
When care is provided through the NHS there is no financial assessment and no care charges to pay.
However, people are only eligible for NHS care in certain circumstances.