A lady who was previously employed as a chef (aged 63) was supported by Rosekel and through the commissioning of a Personal Budget which made an exceptional impact on her life. Prior to the commissioning of her care package the budget holder’s social network consisted of one friend who visits weekly and brings shopping, a sister who lives 250 miles away and a neighbour who makes withdrawals from her bank account (on her behalf).
The lady was in hospital for 10 months due to having her toes amputated. On discharge from hospital support agencies/charities moved furniture upstairs with no organisation to create her a down stairs existence. After reablement the support commissioned was an agency for Personal Care (7hrs per week) and Meals on Wheels.