Case Study: Janes’ Story
After suddenly losing her husband, Jane felt her world had turned upside down. The situation was made even worse as her husband was also her carer. Jane has a number of long-term conditions, including hypertension, ﬁbromyalgia, osteoarthritis and depression. This affected her mobility and often left her feeling low and anxious.
One of our Community Navigation team worked with Jane and she is now having bereavement counselling and looks forward to spending time with her volunteer buddy, who is helping her build her conﬁdence. Jane has started attending a support group for her ﬁbromyalgia. She has had a beneﬁts check with welfare rites and will soon be able to pay for a carer.
After feeling her conﬁdence beginning to return Jane has achieved her goal of driving on her own. She has been getting out and about with and without her ‘buddy’ and for the ﬁrst time has overcome the barrier of going for a coffee for the ﬁrst time without her husband.
Whilst still grieving, Jane knows there is help for her during this difﬁcult time and feels there are others, alongside her GP who can offer support.
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