COVID 19 assessment call to an eighty year old carer Ethel who cares for her husband John. John has had several strokes and has never really recovered his health since. John also has a tumour on his brain and is hard of hearing. Due to the nature of John’s health condition they have to remain indoors and totally isolated.

 

Ethels’s nearest family is in Wales so she struggles to get shopping. Ethel and John are not computer literate and therefore are struggling with online shopping. John has attempted to shop online but this ends up making them stressed and feeling low. Ethel is currently paying fourteen pounds an hour to a local person to gather and deliver their shopping.

 

Ethel provides a high level of care and personal support for her husband. They do not have a care package and are determined to keep their independence. Carer is worried about the cost of her shopping and how long they can keep this up.

 

 

Things we identified

The couple need adding to the extremely vulnerable register

The couple need putting in contact with a local Covid 19 support group

 

How we have helped

We have registered the couple on the Government extremely vulnerable list.

We have put them in contact with a local Covid 19 support group to help them with shopping and anything else they require. This will save them money and enable them to have some money in case anything else crops up in the future.

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