THE ASSOCIATION FOR RELIEF OF INFIRMITY IN THE WEST OF SCOTLAND - Scottish Charity No: SC 014424

Case Studies

Single Woman, Living Alone – Aged 49

Suffering from Lymphoma/Lower Limb Paralysis, Diabetes, Chronic Constipation/Bowel Resection and Pressure Sores. This lady’s problems had a significant impact on her daily life and she depended on a wheelchair and community care support. This lady was admitted to the Roll to alleviate financial pressure and allow her to maintain her tenancy.

Married Lady, Living with Husband and Son – Aged 48

Suffering from Primary Biliary Cirrhosis of the Liver. This lady’s condition impacts on all aspects of her daily living. This lady was awaiting a liver transplant. However, the progression of her condition was likely to continue even with a successful transplant. The family were living in near poverty and this lady was admitted to the Roll to help her to finance the family home. A one-off grant was also awarded for the purchase of new carpets.

Married Man, Living with Wife and Twin Daughters – Aged 44

Suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Dislocation of Cervical Spine, Double Hip Replacements and Double Knee Replacements. This gentleman had suffered from Rheumatoid Arthritis since the age of 8 years old and suffered immeasurable discomfort and stiffness on a daily basis. An ongoing grant was awarded to help pay for private manipulation by a physiotherapist and hydrotherapy which aid in the relief of joint stiffness.

Single Lady, Living Alone – Aged 51

Suffering from Atrial Fibrillation, Pulmonary Hypertension, Right Ventricular Dilation and Muscle Weakness. This lady was wheelchair dependant and lived in an upper floor flat. She relied on family and friends to assist her by lifting her out of the front door and onto her wheelchair. A one-off grant was pledged towards the cost of installing ramped access to enable this lady to safely access her property.

Single Man, Living Alone – Aged 59

Suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. This gentleman suffered from the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis for over 30 years. A one-off grant was pledged towards the cost of a powered wheelchair to allow this gentleman some independence.