Richard's 9 year old son Joshua has severe cerebal palsy and his wife passed away unexpectedly leaving Richard to be Joshua's sole carer.
Richard ran his own truck driving business but when, despite help from family and friends, respite care options became too scarce, Richard was simply unable to work.
Joshua has difficulty swallowing and was hospitalised several times with Aspiration Pneumonia. He also has very brittle bones and although he was undergoing treatment to improve his bone density, it was costly and time consuming.
Richard found it more and more difficult to pay the bills, put a decent meal on the table and simply face the challenges of day to day living.
Through our disability services team, Windermere was able to provide Richard and Joshua with practical support and referrals to other support agencies.
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