Testimonials

Case Study 001

 

Mr X had been suffering with ill health and was looking for assistance towards the cost of respite day care as this would offer him cognitive stimulation, as well as allowing his wife some free time to do all the essential chores around the home.  During the initial discussion our Needs Assessor realised that Mrs X was also finding it difficult to read letters and correspondence due to a disease that was affecting her eyesight.  As well as this there was some maintenance work required to the garden to enable  Mr X to go outside safely and take an interest in his passion for flowers.

 

The Trust was more than happy to step in and fund the cost of day care as well as the work in the garden which Mr X was thrilled with.  His wife was over the moon when she knew that the Trust would also look after her when they assisted with the purchase of a Visual Aid Reader that she could use at home or when she goes out shopping.

 

Mr & Mrs X are now enjoying their garden and they have said “If all the clients of the GP Trust receive the high level of service that you give to us, we are all very lucky”.   Mrs X now goes out with confidence knowing that she can read the labels and prices on items and Mr X is thrilled to be able to access his garden again.  His day care continues.

 

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Case Study 002

 

Mr X approached the Trust following a diagnosis of Arthritis in his knee.  He had been suffering with this for a few years and had been told by the NHS that he was considered too young for a knee replacement.  This was now affecting all aspects of his life, despite having steroid injections and physiotherapy.  He was advised that he would have to wait a long time before he would be eligible for a knee replacement.

 

Mr X got in touch with the Trust to see if there was any possibility of help.  The Trust was very pleased to offer Mr X financial assistance towards the cost of a knee replacement which was carried out fairly swiftly and successfully.

 

Mr X is now enjoying life with his new knee and is pain free.  It has enabled him to enjoy a better quality of life and he says of the Trust – “I cannot thank the Trust enough for what they have done for me”.

 

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Case Study 003

Mr X approached the Grand Prix Trust as he was worried about forthcoming surgery that would have an impact on his financial situation. He asked the Trust if they would assist financially towards living costs during this difficult time. During the initial assessment other factors of assistance were identified by our Needs Assessor that would benefit Mr X on a long term basis. By working together, Mr X and our Needs Assessor put together a strategy plan that would enable him to enhance his finances, as well as identify other areas that he could make changes to.

Mr X had his surgery which was successful, and during this time he also made some very difficult choices and decisions that would have a positive effect for himself and his family. Long conversations took place between him and our Needs Assessor and a very good outcome was achieved by all. He said “You have been friendly, supportive and sympathetic in the way which my case was managed”.

Mr X continues to improve and maintain the positive changes that have been made and is recovering well from his surgery.

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Case Study 004

Mr X approached the Grand Prix Trust following the death of his mother. He was looking for assistance towards the funeral expenses. His partner had also been very unwell and he needed some advice and support with other personal matters.

The Trust stepped in and helped him with the funeral costs and took over the arrangement of this on his behalf to alleviate some of the stress that Mr X was under at the time. He said of the Trust “I don’t know what to say – I am so grateful and I was not expecting this news – thank you and the Trust as this will make a massive difference to me. I can at least lay my mum to rest now and concentrate on other areas of my life”. The Trust also identified other areas that were causing great concern, both financially and emotionally, and agreed to work with the client to improve this which was a great relief to him.

Mr X is now in a better place financially and emotionally and is planning to return to work. He is more confident in himself and putting control back in his life.

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Case Study 005

Mr X was experiencing difficulty juggling his work commitments with his home life due to long term illness within the family. His employer had been fantastic in looking after him but it was felt that more could be done. His employer got in touch with the GPT to ask if we could help and we were very happy to do so.

By working with the client, as well as his employer, the Trust was able to identify other areas that the client needed help with. At the request of the client this was kept in confidence from the employer. The Trust successfully assisted with the additional areas of help and a financial award, as well as signposting, was offered and accepted.

Both the employer and the Trust continue to work closely with the client to help in reducing the areas of stress that he has been dealing with. The client has been overwhelmed with the support from the Trust as well as his place of work. We will continue to support Mr X for as long as he needs us.

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Case Study 006

Mr X approached the Trust as he was facing major surgery which would have a detrimental impact on him financially, and this was adding to what was already a very stressful situation for him. Our Client Co-ordinator made a home visit and very quickly realised that there were other areas that were also causing the client a great deal of concern and anxiety.

The client had been subjected to financial, physical and emotional abuse over a period of time, and although the relevant Authorities had been involved, Mr X had not received any support to help him to come to terms with what had happened to him. He admitted that he was struggling to cope with all areas of his life but felt out of control and did not know which way to turn. Our Client Co-ordinator and Mr X had some very disturbing and honest conversations and to the client’s credit, he accepted that he needed some help – a very difficult decision for him to make.

Our Client Co-ordinator immediately sourced a Counsellor that began working with Mr X straight away and after his first meeting he said “I felt as though someone had lifted a large concrete slab off my head. Thank you so much for helping me to take this huge step in my life”. The Trust were very pleased to be able to offer an award to help Mr X manage his finances during his recovery period, as well as ensure that Mr X receives the full support of the Hospital Social Care Team following his discharge from hospital.

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Case Study 007

This lady approached the Trust as she was struggling with a full time job due to medical issues. She was very keen to continue working but felt that she could no longer cope with her medical needs as well as a full time job, which was having an impact on her quality of life outside of the workplace.

The Trust suggested that she should apply for a Personal Independent Payment based on her medical needs, and if this was successful, it would allow her to continue working on a part time basis, which she was very keen to do.

Her application was successful, and whilst she was waiting for the outcome of her PIP application, the Trust was happy to help out with an Award that enabled her to pay her bills without added stress. She said of the Trust “Thank you so much again for helping me to have the courage to make these changes. Your advice and support has meant so much to me. You have helped me to start a new life which I would have struggled to get to myself without the knowledge you shared”.

The client remains in part time employment with a better quality of life and her medical problems have stabilised as a result of this.

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