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  • Share your views to help improve public information about NHS Continuing Healthcare September 5, 2018 Evolving Communities CIC in collaboration with Beacon have an exciting opportunity for individuals to improve the quality and accessibility of NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) information. We want to hear from you if you are an individual or their representative and have gone through the CHC assessment process (Checklist and/or full assessment). We’re interested in how you ...
  • BBC Radio 4 Money Box Live on NHS Continuing Healthcare, with Beacon June 13, 2018 In May, Beacon’s Dan Harbour was invited to appear on Radio 4’s personal finance phone-in, Money Box Live. Dan was answering listeners’ questions in an episode dedicated to NHS Continuing Healthcare. You can listen to the 30 minute programme via the BBC website, at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b39v3z About us Beacon CHC is a leading UK-wide social enterprise with profits donated to charity ...
  • Power of Attorney – thousands could be eligible for refund April 27, 2018 If you registered a Power of Attorney between 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2017 you may have been asked by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) to pay too much as an administration fee and be due a partial refund. The miscalculation of fees happened because the OPG became more efficient at processing the registrations but ...
  • Funded nursing care guidelines for care homes don’t go far enough – our response to ombudsman’s report April 27, 2018 NHS-funded Nursing Care (FNC) is the Department of Health’s contribution towards care homes’ costs for people who are in receipt of nursing care from a registered nurse. In 2016 we reported that the standard FNC rate was rising to £156.25 per week (from £112). We hoped that care homes would reflect this rate rise in their ...
  • Government response to recommendations for CHC improvement are ‘not heart-warming’, says Beacon April 27, 2018 In January, following an inquiry to which we were invited to give expert evidence, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) published their frank assessment of the state of the Continuing Healthcare (CHC) system. In it they highlighted five areas where the system is falling short: delays in assessments awareness of the funding the postcode lottery of eligibility inconsistent compliance to the ...

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