"I would like to be able to get off the bus when I want"
About: Burns Day Service Burns Day Service Irvine KA11 1AS
Posted by doglover2 (as ),
Everything is fine at the day centre, I have no complaints.
What I don’t like is about the transport that takes us home in the afternoon. I would like to get off the bus when I want. If I need to go to the bank, they drive past it, drop me off at home then I have to walk back. One day I had a lot of money to put into the bank but I wasn’t allowed to be dropped off, I then had to walk back carrying this money with me which didn’t feel safe. I understand if you need help but I’m independent, I don’t see a reason why I can’t get off the bus when I want.
On another day my medication wasn’t delivered and I wanted to pick it up from the pharmacy on the way home. I didn’t even have to cross the road, I had phoned the pharmacist and she was going to stand in the street to wait for me. I did manage to get my medication on that day but it was such a hassle. I felt really annoyed, there are too many rules. Staff get in to trouble for doing things they shouldn’t, they can lose their job for helping people
It would be good to have the option to be able to be dropped in town sometimes. The bus takes me home but there is nobody there apart from my dog; I don’t always want to go straight home to an empty house.