Social Events & Outings
Unable to drive? We can support and enable you to get around. Whether you wish to shop, catch up with friends, attend an event or see a movie or show, we can transport you in our vehicles or, if you’re wheelchair bound, accompany you in a maxi taxi.
The transport requests we handle are as diverse as our clients. We’ve helped people buy power tools, attend a Phillip Island BBQ and enjoy high tea in Warrnambool. We delight in assisting any way we can.
When surgery recovery takes longer than expected, outings avert ‘cabin fever’ by boosting morale, improving thoughts and making patients feel more positive about their recovery.
We remove the hassles of getting out and about, by combining safe transport with professional staff who know how to attend to special needs, administer medicine and deal with aids.
Clients are safe, well looked after and happy.
In addition to day trips, we also assist with longer journeys and holidays.
Past masters at catching flights, we can book tickets, transport people to the airport, organise aids and luggage, ensure they’re safely on the plane and do all else that’s necessary – even accompanying clients to their destination.
When picking up a person, we’re always early and we ensure they know who to look for by sending a staff member they recognise.
For those who live in facilities
Sharing the same walls with the same people 24/7 can drive anyone to distraction. Although facilities provide activities, these are generally not focused towards the individual person’s interests. Plus, today’s harried staff have very little time for one-on-one interaction.
To remedy this, facilities, trustees, families and clients regularly approach us to help provide social outings in sync with people’s needs, interests and lifestyles.
Socialising is energising. After just two months of using our service to attend outings, one of our clients experienced major quality of life improvements. From feeling sad, angry and frustrated and dwindling to just 36 kg, this lady blossomed. She gained weight, became more communicative, shook off her chronic depression and enjoyed her days more. Her loved ones and carers were astounded at the transformation.
Even getting out just once a month helps enormously.
Getting out and about can be tricky on your own if you are unable to drive, let us help you to have more opportunities to enjoy life and maintain your independence.