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Case Examples

Read about some of the ways the CIMBF have been able to help.

The case examples on our website are a typical cross-section of cases supported by the CIMBF to give an insight into our work. In the interests of confidentiality, no real names have been used.

John had been the main carer for his disabled wife

John had been the main carer for his disabled wife

The Situation

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.

The need

Desperately in need of a break, John approached the CIM Benevolent Fund for assistance.

Enter CIMBF

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.

Results

The respite helped John to recover from the stress and enable him to continue to care for his wife.