An elderly man was referred to our Older Persons team at Whitefriars Housing by Age UK because he was being evicted from his home. He was living in poor conditions above a social club and didn’t have his own bathroom. He had suffered two strokes over the past few years which seriously affected his mobility and speech. Living on the first floor meant he was unable to get down the stairs without help and he was drinking heavily.
Fortunately we were able to help, but the day we offered him a home with us, he was found on the floor of the bathroom unconscious and was admitted to hospital with septicaemia.
Age UK worked with us and the hospital to plan for his discharge. Work was being carried out on his new home and when he was shown the pictures he was overwhelmed.
It turned out that his new home would transform his life.
He moved in in September, stopped drinking and says that he’s a lot happier.
Working with our partners, referrals were made to occupational health for aids and adaptions and social care for a care package. The Royal British Legion helped with flooring and white goods and we’ve applied to a charity for support to get other items he needs.