Since joining Absolute Healthcare, I feel my independence and organisational skills have grown further. Each week I give the office my weekly bookings and contact them if and when I need to change or cancel a visit.
On regular days, carers will come in to assist me to get out of bed, take me to university in my own adapted mobility vehicle, assist me with lunch and personal care at university, drive me back home then help me with preparing dinner and assisting me to bed. A plus side to this service is if you prefer some time to yourself or still want to try and be as independent as possible, then you can have carers for short periods of time as and when they are required.
In addition to my regular days at university, I also try and get involved in other events and social activities. Once a week, during term time, I attend a youth theatre group called The Young Company at the Farnham Maltings. In October 2015, I was lucky enough to go with a carer to London to attend an Open Newsroom Day at the BBC. I was able to view television & radio studios, meet professional journalists and got the chance to brainstorm and edit news packages. Another highlight trip was going to see comedian Russell Howard at the 02 Arena in December 2014.
Without the carers being available to drive and assist me on these adventures, I would have not been able to complete my degree and miss out on all these amazing experiences which I am truly grateful for…. SO THANK YOU!