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.



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”.




Come back soon to read more inspirational stories about how the Trust is able to help our eligible members.