"Would like to get out more"
About: Carewatch (Inverclyde) (Ayrshire) (Dunbartonshire) (Argyll & Bute) Carewatch (Inverclyde) (Ayrshire) (Dunbartonshire) (Argyll & Bute) Greenock PA16 8DJ North Ayrshire Council - Three Towns, North Coast and Arran North Ayrshire Council - Three Towns, North Coast and Arran Irvine KA12 8BD
Posted by brdck1 (as ),
I have a few different people visiting me at home each week but what matters most is being able to get out. It’s so nice to get out the house but I need help as I’m blind. I need to get out, if left alone by myself I get depressed.
I have carers coming 3 times a day, they make cups of tea, make sure I get my meals and my pills. They are from the council in the morning and Carewatch in the evenings. This is going to change because Carewatch are finishing up this month and then I think all the carers will be from the council, they will probably need to come from the mainland. I think this will be fine, all the carers are very good.
I have a support worker one day a week who takes me out. She helps me sort out my money, takes me to buy food and we go for lunch. At this time of year she writes cards for me.
I used to have a befriender once a week who would also take me out but this has stopped. The girl doesn’t have time anymore. It was set up by the Salvation Army but they are no longer on the island.
I would like to get out more, to do more walking and get some exercise. It would be good to have something to replace my befriender.