My husband (65) has today been refused CHC after being in a discharge to assess bed since the 15th July (5 weeks). Prior to this he was in hospital for 6 weeks after a traumatic brain injury after a fall and the removal of a subdural hematoma. In 2010 he sustained an acquired brain injury from autoimmune encephalitis. I have cared for him for 9 years. In Dec 2018 he was diagnosed with dementia in relation to his previous ABI. He has challenging behaviour. He is medically fit. The CHC has said that he needs social care but he also can have funded nursing care totalling just over £165 per week but only in a nursing home. I don't know how I'm going to cope. Its been really hard since Dec 18. I have reduce my working hours from 40pw to 16pw since 2010 to care for him. I need to work for my sanity. He wants to be at home. He is worse in a care home and is bored. It was very hard finding things for him to attend without me and now he won't be able to go anywhere without 1:1 because of risk of falls. I see there is a company called Beacon that may be able to help appeal but should I? Has anyone had success in appealing for dementia and ABI? He has just received an occupational pension this year which puts him above £23250 so needs must he is self funding. It will take everything. I assume he can continue to receive PIP.