Alan, a farmworker, contacted R.A.B.I when his wife suffered a stroke at just 44.
R.A.B.I gave the family £1,500 towards household expenses and liaised with Social Services on their behalf. The charity also paid £1,800 for a bespoke riser/ recliner chair for Rebecca as she could not get up unaided.
R.A.B.I’s local welfare officer helped Rebecca put together an application for Personal Independence Payments. Their application was approved but she was forced to wait many months to get any money and the family had to resort to going to a foodbank.
A further cheque of £150 was sent to them to tide them over and the welfare officer took matters up with the Department of Works and Pensions – who then sent a cheque for £3k within a couple of days.