While many families will be looking forward to a Christmas spent together, many of those we support will be facing another year without the help they need. The number of people in the UK affected by a neurological condition is growing, family carers are ageing, and the NHS and our social care service is just too overstretched to handle this.
As Leuchie is the only place of its kind in the UK, with a varied combined skillset and purpose under one roof, we know we have a responsibility to help many more people and families and in more ways, and that this cannot be done within these four walls alone. Below are two stories showing how we are extending our impact because what we know what we offer is so important.
Andrew Guest, who shares his story below, was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2011. He was offered a potentially life-changing surgery but sadly had a stroke three days after his operation, which changed everything.
He and his wife, Elizabeth were given a lifeline in the form of our new 'Leuchie at Home' service, headed up by Sally McGuinness, who also shares with us how this has had such impact already. He has also since enjoyed a holiday at Leuchie and said of his stay:
"At Leuchie you get the CHOICE and that is empowering when you are losing control of so many aspects of your life."
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In 2011 Leuchie became an independent charity, born out of the team’s love of what they do, our local community’s dedication to supporting an essential service and our guests and their families’ determination to give themselves and others a life worth living.
Today you can help us continue this legacy by making a regular donation, so we can move forward with confidence. And, if you cannot commit to that, whatever you can afford, alongside other supporters, will make a huge difference to Leuchie achieving these responsibly bold, but important plans. Thank you.
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