News

  • Beacon Featured on BBC Radio 4’s Inside Health Programme Tonight – Tuesday 30th September, 9pm September 30, 2014 Tonight’s BBC Inside Health programme will feature a discussion about the state of NHS continuing healthcare in England and Wales, including an interview with Beacon’s Managing Director, Dan Harbour. Presented by Dr. Mark Porter, the feature will focus on the difficulties experienced by many families in obtaining NHS funding for the long-term care of a ...
  • FirstStop Advice Partnership with Beacon September 2, 2014 We are delighted to announce that Beacon is now working in partnership with FirstStop Advice. FirstStop Advice is an independent, impartial and free service provided by the national charity Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) in partnership with local and national partner organisations. The service is for older people, their families and carers. It aims to help people ...
  • NHS Data Shows Eligibility for Care Funding is Still a Postcode Lottery September 2, 2014 Thousands of the most vulnerable people with serious health problems are being neglected by our continuing healthcare system. The latest official figures show a further and accelerating rise in the numbers of people eligible for continuing healthcare to 60,000 but with huge regional variations in the setting of the threshold. Figures published by the Health and ...
  • Unacceptable Delays in Continuing Healthcare Assessments September 1, 2014 Beacon are becoming increasingly concerned about the impact that delays in completing continuing healthcare assessments are having on some of the most vulnerable people in our society. For most people there are three stages of assessment; checklist (screening), full multidisciplinary assessment, and a decision by the Clinical Commissioning Group. The full assessment process should take no ...
  • Your Entitlement to a Personal Health Budget June 4, 2014 As of October 2014 every person who is eligible for continuing healthcare should be offered a personal health budget. The aim of giving people (or their representatives) their own budgets to manage is to promote genuine choice and control over how your assessed care needs are met by providing you with the flexibility to choose your ...

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