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Anna’s story

How Anna found support taking care of her disabled husband and family, so she could balance work and family life.

When career meets carer

Anna has been a bank worker for over 12 years. That’s where she met her husband, Mark, who lives with multiple sclerosis.

With two young children, family life can be a little hectic. So when Mark’s condition suddenly got worse and he couldn’t walk anymore, he had to stop working and Anna became both breadwinner and carer.

Juggling her job and taking care of her family was going to be tough, so she got in touch to see how we could help.

We agreed on a care assessment of their home situation to establish anything that could be done to support them. The result? A home redesign to introduce a ground floor bedroom and bathroom. We secured a disabled facilities grant to help with the costs, which we also contributed to along with a number of other organisations.

To help with their relationship and overall wellbeing, Anna and Mark also received six counselling sessions through our expert partner, Relate.

Now, the family feels more independent in their redesigned home, and more supported by networks designed to meet their specific needs.

I’m forever grateful for the service I received. The Bank Workers Charity truly listened to my situation, and worked very hard to help me and my family out

– Anna, our client

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