Andrew was diagnosed with intracranial stenosis in 2013. This is a thinning of the blood vessels in the brain and causes the sufferer to have mini-strokes on a regular basis. Andrew has undergone lots of surgery and the condition has improved but he has had to be medically discharged from the Army after 20 years service. Married with 2 daughters and a son Andrew wanted to remain in the Tidworth area as that is where he has lived with his unit for the past few years and both he and his family are settled there. By using a combination of his savings, the proceeds from a private house sale, his Armed Forces Compensation Scheme payout and his medical insurance payout Andrew has been able to become a shared owner in a newly built property in Tidworth. With a roof over his head Andrew has been able to secure employment since leaving the Army and his family are now secure.