Help to live at home
Mrs Smith is 89 years old and has a diagnosis of osteoarthritis. She lives alone in a large detached property which she owns. The property is in need of repair and there is a leak in the bedroom ceiling. She resides in a rural area and has no family, friends or neighbours who live nearby. Her only contact is a minister from her church who visits every Sunday with Communion.
Mrs Smith is finding it increasingly difficult to use the stairs and has been sleeping downstairs on a chair. There are no toilet/bathroom facilities downstairs – not sure how she has been managing.
The minister from the church telephoned, with Mrs Smiths consent, to request provision of a hot daily meal and to discuss other support that may be available to promote and maintain Mrs Smiths independence in her own home.
Mrs Brown is 95 years old and has a diagnosis of dementia. She is cared for by her husband who has his own health issues. He is recovering from a stroke which has left him with right sided weakness. Mr Brown is requesting an assessment for short breaks to help him sustain his caring role.
Long term illness support
Mr. Jones is 42 and has a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. He has two children aged 7 and 10. He recently separated from his wife, but he cares for the children after school each day and is requesting help to support him to parent his children at these times.
Please note: the above cases are examples of common scenarios (names have been changed) and the Council assesses each individual on a case-by-case basis.