Brian had MS, and was cared for by his wife.
Every year, she would save up her attendance allowance and use it to pay for one week of respite care, from us.
We would send in one of our carers, who would look after Brian, and his wife would go off to stay with a friend by the sea in Clacton.
Brian had a good time with our carer. His wife had a break and could catch up with her old friend.
This carried on, every year, from August 2003 until this August.