Retail Trust helps improves Linda's quality of life
Linda suffers from a degenerative congenital disease of the joints and is deemed unfit for work by her doctor. She cannot negotiate the stairs and with the bathroom and bedroom located upstairs, her living conditions are extremely difficult. A local charity has assisted her in securing a bungalow with disability adaptations installed. They approached Retail Trust for a contribution towards removal costs to enable her to move into this property which is more suited to her needs. Retail Trust agreed to help Linda with her removal costs. Moving into this property will significantly improve Linda’s quality of life.
Staying independent after a stroke
After suffering a stroke, Geoffrey struggles to get into the shower and has to rely on his son to help him with getting in and out, which means he can only shower when his son is available. Fitting installation of the walk-in-shower will enable him to remain independent, and access the shower without any support. Retail Trust awarded Geoffrey £500 towards the installation of walk-in shower.
Keeping a roof above Adam's head
Adam’s financial difficulties began when his partner died; he was supporting them both financially. He suffered severe depression after this and is receiving support from his GP. Adam was unaware during this time that he was eligible for income support and did not claim benefits. The CAB has approached Retail Trust for a contribution towards his rent arrears, as the landlord is looking to pursue an eviction order unless the rent arrears can be substantially reduced. Adam made significant strides to manage the depression and succeeded in securing part time employment. He will be able to meet future rent payments with benefits supplementing his wages and this financial support will enable him to continue making progress in his efforts to get his life back. Furthermore, it will ensure that he does not become homeless.
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