Advocarer's Forum is for burning issues
If you are a former unpaid carer with a burning issue let us know and we may be able to help you.
After being widowed Elsie was afraid to get on a bus on her own. She felt she was a prisoner in her own home until she told the Advocarers Forum. We carried out a local survey which showed that Elsie was not the only older person with mobility problems who felt isolated. Our Advocarers set up the Poole Community Transport Forum and as a result bus services for people like Elsie eventually improved.
Former carer Bob is disabled and uses an electric buggie. When he told Advocare how bus drivers weren't stopping for him at a particular bus stop one of our Advocarers drew this to the attention of the bus company concerned. They retrained their drivers and Bob's problem was resolved.
If you are a former carer with a burning issue we will do our best to help.
For more details ring our Caring for Carers line on (01202) 737592 and ask for Cathey.