David, a 64 year old Croydon local, has type 2 diabetes and suffers from osteoarthritis that affects his mobility and day to day activities.
Simple tasks such as buttoning his shirt and feeding himself is a strain and he depends on his wife to take care of him and administer his daily insulin injections. David’s arthritis is so painful that he is only able to walk very small distances. However, Whitgift Care’s mini bus service picks David up from his home to take him to the 1596 Club Day Care service where he can make friends and take part in mobility exercises to aid his arthritis.
This has eased the pressure off the day to day tasks his wife has had to manage on her own. Getting the support to give her a break is a welcome relief and David can enjoy a cooked meal and personal care.