‘‘I was at a very low point financially in my life – I don’t know how I would have coped without TASC’s help.’’

Peter, Retired, Kent

 

Discovering there are people who care was a huge boost to the spirits of Peter when he reached a low point in his life.

Peter, who has experienced depression for many years, was keen to garden at his new flat, hoping the activity would boost his mental wellbeing, but couldn’t afford the garden tools he needed.

He applied for funding to TASC who assessed his case and were delighted to support Peter with basic gardening equipment and even a lawnmower, table and chairs. Peter, from Aylesham, Kent, said:

“Gardening takes my mind off my problems and I’m more likely to meet people from the other flats, which is good because I live alone and feel very lonely. When I was working, I injured my back lifting a patient. I continued in my job but my back has got steadily worse with wear and tear and I’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis and arthritis in my spine.”

Again, TASC stepped in with a targeted solution and paid for a new Rise and Recline chair and sofa, which has allowed Peter to sit more comfortably.

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