Beacon Blog

Updates and commentary from the Beacon offices.

  • Survey: Help us improve access to NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) April 10, 2024
    NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) enables access to the appropriate level of care and funding for some of the most vulnerable people in society, with the most demanding and complex care needs. As the provider of the national helpline for NHS Continuing Healthcare, Beacon wants to ensure that all those who could benefit from receiving CHC ...
  • Survey: Health & social care professionals, tell us about the CHC resources you would find helpful December 1, 2023
    Beacon is developing a web space with dedicated resources for health and social care professionals who work within the complex field of NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC). To help us develop resources which will offer the most support, we would be grateful if you would fill in this short survey relating to your work within CHC. We expect ...
  • Should I appeal a Continuing Healthcare eligibility decision? Our expert guide August 31, 2023
    Image courtesy of Elliot Manches via the Centre for Ageing Better age-positive image library In this article we outline the grounds on which you can appeal a decision about eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding. This may help you to decide whether to launch a challenge. Every year, thousands of people are assessed for NHS funding for ...
  • Knowing your rights: Being referred for CHC August 8, 2023
    Image courtesy of the Centre for Ageing Better age-positive image library Here at Beacon we hear from people across the country on a daily basis. They contact us for information, support and representation, and by talking to these individuals we also become aware of Continuing Healthcare (CHC) patterns and trends nationwide. Recently we are picking up on ...
  • BBC coverage of NHS Continuing Healthcare: Mother stays awake for 60 hours as son’s care breaks down August 8, 2023
    Image: Family photo shared via the BBC On Monday 7 August the BBC ran a multi-platform news story regarding NHS Continuing Healthcare, which as experts in CHC Beacon was asked to contribute to. Through a long-form web article and additional radio and television coverage including the Today programme, BBC Breakfast and BBC News at Six the report ...