Sue Carlton-Jones is based in South Wales and is a former dancer with the Royal Ballet Company and former Ballet Mistress of the Scottish Ballet.
Following a separation with her partner, Sue faced difficulties while dealing with a range of health conditions and unforeseen living costs.
"I am now fully retired and in the past 10 years have had three operations on my feet; two operations on my eyes, as well as a collapsed cervical vertebrae and painful back and leg problems. I am managing well despite these - all my physical problems are dance related of course!"
With the support of the DPF, she is able to spend more of her time crafting, knitting, and tending to her garden, as well as getting around more easily:
"The help has been tantamount in enabling me to run my little car - I live in the country and would be almost housebound without it."