Ageing at home

published: September 4th 2014

Betty is a 78-year old widow. When her husband died, she was left as the sole carer for her two disabled sons. One of her sons got married and moved away, and unfortunately, her other son died, leaving Betty alone for the first time in many years. Her house had fallen into severe disrepair and was proving far too much for one person to handle. Betty had become depressed, was unable to leave the house and needed in-home care and support.

How we helped

London Rebuilding Society completely refurbished, adapted and redecorated her property and made it suitable for Betty’s changing needs.

Now, Betty no longer needs carers three times a day. She visits friends and is delighted with her new home, proud to have people around for tea.

It was like a prison before, this home. It has changed my life. It’s wonderful because I look forward to going home and I can do all the things I never could before.

  • Betty's window - before rear window, before the work
  • Betty's window - after rear window, work completed