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  • A new home for Beacon May 2, 2017 It’s been a busy weekend ‘moving house’ and today – Tuesday 2 May – is our first day working at new premises in Abingdon. We’ve transported Beacon eight miles south from our previous home in Cowley to the Science Park in Abingdon. Here we’ll share newly refurbished premises with one of our valued charity partners, Age ...
  • Six month deadline for retrospective funding decisions is confirmed by Ombudsman January 17, 2017 Late last year an issue was brought to our attention by callers to our helpline. They told us that Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) were giving them very little time to appeal retrospective NHS continuing healthcare decisions. We still get calls from people who requested a retrospective assessment as far back as 2012. They wait years for the assessment, ...
  • Charities call for changes to NHS continuing healthcare system November 14, 2016 Urgent improvements are needed to the NHS continuing healthcare (NHS CHC) system in England, a new report reveals today. The system is fundamentally flawed and failing the most vulnerable in society says a coalition of non-profit organisations, called the Continuing Healthcare Alliance. NHS CHC is free care provided outside of hospital by the NHS for eligible ...
  • Care homes should pass on new nursing care savings to their clients, says Beacon CHC. July 25, 2016 If you or a loved one are paying nursing home costs, the bills may seem to be constantly on the rise. But an announcement by the Department of Health will lead to an immediate reduction in costs for care homes with nursing, which they should pass on to clients. Funded nursing care (FNC) is the NHS’ ...
  • Two (+11) today and proud of what we’ve achieved for others May 20, 2016 Back in May 2014, after 11 years of unique service as a charity, Beacon was born. We became a social enterprise offering quasi-legal advice and advocacy for people all over the UK navigating the maze of NHS Continuing Healthcare. Since then we’ve ethically and expertly helped thousands of individuals to understand this complex area of policy ...