Anne's Story


Anne and Steve are like any other couple, they enjoy going out for meals, socialising with friends and taking pride in their home whilst enjoying each other’s company. A few years ago life as they knew it changed when Anne suffered from a stroke. Steve, a self-employed business owner had overnight became the main carer for Anne, supporting her while she began the journey to recovery.

When it was discovered that the stroke had caused a long term disability Anne and Steve’s world crashed down on them. Steve had a business to run, Anne was unable to return to work and they needed an income to pay their bills.

Upon receiving funding, Anne and Steve engaged Midwest Community Living to support Anne whilst Steve worked. The organisation has provided support for Anne and Steve for over 10 years. Steve is able to go about running his business while Anne has whatever assistance she requires to run her home, attend therapy, appointments etc. and to participate in social outings.

Anne and Steve have strong input on how the support is managed and who is employed to provide the support. They continue to enjoy a lifestyle of choice and opportunity.

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