Case Studies

Beacon secures NHS funding for young man with significant care needs

Posted on: September 8th, 2015 by Tim Saunders

In 2011 Beacon’s caseworkers began supporting a couple whose son had recently suffered a serious road traffic accident, leaving him with multiple life-long physical and mental health needs resulting from his brain injury. Following a significant period of time in hospital during which the young man underwent multiple life-saving operations, he was discharged to a specialist long-term care facility, in receipt of an extensive care package. This care package was initially fully-funded by the NHS who assessed him as having a ‘primary health need’ due to the extent of his intensive and complex care needs. However, …read more

Beacon successfully appeals eligibility decision to secure funding for brain injury patient

Posted on: September 4th, 2015 by Tim Saunders
An elderly couple sat on a park bench

Mr Johnson is a gentleman in his early sixties with an Acquired Brain Injury. He has been in receipt of continuing healthcare funding for 7 years which pays for an extensive care package in his own home, where he lives with his wife who is also his main carer. The cost of the care package is £80,000 per year. At his annual continuing healthcare review Mr Johnson was assessed as no longer eligible despite presenting with healthcare needs that necessitated 24 hour care and constant monitoring during the day, due to the complex interrelation of his …read more