Following a bad accident, leaving her with multiple fractures, Maria was informed that it would be 4 – 6 months before she could return to work. As a locum with two children and a husband who was also self-employed, this left Maria and her family in a very difficult situation, with neither parent eligible for sick pay. Unable to care for herself or her children properly meant that Maria’s husband had to significantly reduce his working hours.
Pharmacist Support referred Maria onto our specialist adviser who assisted her in her application for employment and support allowance (including backdated payments). The Charity also provided a monthly grant to help the family with general household bills until Maria was able to return to work.
“Aside from the exceptionally pleasant manner in which my case was handled, I was absolutely amazed to find out that you were able to help me financially as well. This money was a great help to my family.
“Since my accident I have dealt with many people and authorities, be it medical or financial and I can’t say that I always felt that I was being treated with empathy. Each time I spoke to you though I felt that somebody at the other end of the line really believed and understood what I’ve been through. I am very grateful for what you have done. I am still healing, but have gone back to work part time. Thank you for helping during a very tough time.”