Case Studies

Life changing support, transforming vulnerable lives*.

*Names have been changed to protect anonymity.


Action For Children – Styal Mother & Baby Unit

Cheshire Community Foundation received a lovely thank you card from all of the mums on the mother and baby unit we supported:

Age UK Cheshire – Supporting isolated older people through challenging times

Mr Yealm* was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease over 2 years ago and struggled to walk unaided or speak coherently. This has impacted on his well-being due to the loss of independence and financial problems. His wife became his full-time carer when the illness progressed. The caring role can be physically and emotionally demanding, therefore Mrs Yealm often felt overwhelmed at the challenges she faced. Mr & Mrs Yealm were referred to an Age UK advisor providing an outreach service at Mac


Changing Lives in Cheshire (CLiC) – Supporting vulnerable people

Christina’s Story – Supporting children with cerebral palsy and their families

“What Stick ‘n’ Step has done for me is put me in touch with others like me. Nobody knows what you’re going through when you have a disabled child. It’s made me feel like we’re not the only ones.”
Supported by Stick ‘n’ Step


Claire House Hospice – Supporting children with life limiting illnesses

Ed’s Story – Improving live chances for children

Ed is a young boy aged 8 who lives within social housing in Dallam, Warrington with his Mum, Dad and older brother and sister.  He attends a nearby mainstream Primary school and part of the pupil premium cohort.


Hannah’s Story – Prevention of young suicide

“My mother passed away from suicide about 6 years ago now. It was the greatest shock of my life when I found her in the morning, not even 2 metres from where I was sleeping.”


James’ Story – Emergency help with food poverty

“I’ve just signed on at the Job Centre and I’m waiting for my appointment. But they have left me for over two weeks with no money or support…I have no family or anyone.



Jenny’s Story – Supporting children and their families with life limiting illness

“Our daughter was diagnosed with a highly malignant brain tumour and had 48 weeks of chemotherapy and 30 doses of radio therapy. We’re on the brighter side of things now; she’s on the mend…”


John’s Story – Tackling food poverty

“I am 62 years old. I have been surviving, just on food given to me at the Foodbank and the charity meals from various Christian churches in the [local] area…”