Case Studies

Life changing support, transforming vulnerable lives*.

*Names have been changed to protect anonymity.


Category: Mental Health and Wellbeing

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

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.”


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…”


Mrs B’s Story – Supporting carers in Knutsford

Is a 79 year old lady who is the sole carer for her 81 year old husband who has recently been diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s. He found it very difficult to deal with the diagnosis and believed that he was mentally fit and well. He couldn’t understand his wife’s concerns and reluctance to leave him unsupervised.


Tom’s Story – Supporting people with drug or alcohol addictions

“I am a 68 year old widower. I have 2 grown up daughters.

I was born in Northwich. My childhood was reasonably happy and uneventful. My father was a manual worker. He drank every day. My mother forced me to leave school when I was 17 after completing ‘O’ levels. She wanted me to contribute to the household by going to work.

I met a girl. She got pregnant.