"My wife’s life has been reduced to mere existence.
"I feel as if she’s been written off by the system, and it’s down to me to fight her corner, so I’ve taken voluntary redundancy. Balancing work with all I do for Dee was, unfortunately, just not possible.
"While I can’t fault the care she receives in her current care home, she is basically languishing in her room 24 hours a day, staring at the four walls. I want her to get some enjoyment out of life – she would benefit from physiotherapy, recreational therapy or some other kind of stimulation – but there’s nothing available. It’s like I’m going round in circles."
Last week we launched our second Rewrite the Future report, revealing how people with neurological conditions in Scotland are being let down by a patchy, uncoordinated approach to specialist care and support. Dee is one of this people, and this is her story.