Meet Jacob, Ellen's Dad.
Jacob is a single father of two children aged 7 and 2. His wife Annie left the family home shortly after their younger son was born. Their eldest child Ellen has cerebral palsy.
Annie gave up work when Ellen was born, and managed the medical assessments and then her condition for the first 5 years of her life. Jacob worked to provide the family with an income, and as a result he had missed a lot of medical and support appointments and when Annie left, Jacob found that he did not know some of the details of Ellen’s care needs.
It was a steep learning curve and one that cost him a lot of friendships, as he was no longer able to put the time in to them. This has left Jacob, who used to have a lot of buddies and do a lot of sports, isolated.