When Reginald’s health began to rapidly deteriorate, he found he needed more support. His daughter Jeanette lives next door and looks after him, but her full time job meant that she struggled to provide all the care he needed. He owned his own house, but he had no savings and didn’t receive any benefits, so it was difficult to afford care. Jeanette tells us how the Foundation has helped her dad:
At first he was paying for the service out of his own pocket, but money was so tight he wouldn’t put the heating on and would buy out of date food because he couldn’t afford anything. He did so for six months before we found out about the MCF.
“A friend of my Dad and husband heard that dad was struggling, and he let us know about the MCF. We got in touch with the Almoner who visited with Dad’s friend and took it from there. Terry from the Advice and Support team helped us with the application process and the forms – he was great.
The charity provided us with financial support to pay towards respite care. They help dress him in the morning, visit him during the day to make sure he’s fed and then help him get ready for bed in the evening.”
Having the funding takes the pressure off both of us and dad doesn’t panic about not being able to afford it anymore
Can we help?
If you care for someone regularly, the Foundation may be able to help.