John, a retired member of CIM, had been the main carer for his disabled wife for many years. The strain of this situation had, unfortunately, led to his own ill health and he felt unable to cope.
Desperately in need of a break, John approached the CIM Benevolent Fund for assistance.
The Trustees visited John and assessed his needs. As a result, the Fund agreed to cover the costs of a respite care break on the coast for both John and his wife - their first real holiday for years.
The respite helped John to recover from the stress and enable him to continue to care for his wife.