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Looking for someone to help visually impaired mum and dd get out and have fun

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Lolaloopsy Sat 25-Jan-14 18:53:41


I live in S66 (technically Rotherham but the Rotherham local site is pretty dead)

Both myself and my 7yo dd are partially sighted. (Dd also has autism) We are on our own a lot at weekends and find it hard to go anywhere fun.

I'm not sure what i'm looking for, but I'm imagining a mum and kids who would accompany us somewhere we couldn't get to alone (maybe swimming at the dome, or skating at ice Sheffield, or Magna, or bowling, or the cinema, or we'd love to try climbing...) I would definitely pay petrol costs and possibly entrance costs for the mum to the activity. Enough to make it financially easy for the family helping to have a fun time too, but I'm on a low income so it has to be affordable... We get carers discounts at some places but I usually have noone to come with us as a carer.

We don't usually need lots of supervision when we are inside, especially places we've been before. It's mobility outside I struggle with and that's what is currently leaving us stuck at home.

I'm imagining maybe getting out once a month...

Lola x

MrsBongo Wed 29-Jan-14 21:41:36

I would love to offer to help but I have three children myself, one of which has additional needs so I couldn't transport you anywhere. Are you getting direct payments? You could use them to employ someone to go with you? My son has a helper at Sunday school?

LocalEditorSheffield Sun 02-Feb-14 18:27:46

Hi Lola, I too would love to help but I don't have a car so wouldn't be able to take you anywhere. As MrsBongo says, have you investigated direct payments- it would be amazing for you to be able to use them to get out to places.

crystal85 Wed 28-Jan-15 13:00:53

Awww I wish I was nearer as would love to help you get out and about but I'm in Worksop so althou not a million miles it's not close enough to make it easy x

Lilly3030 Wed 15-Jul-15 09:17:59

Hi Lola, did you find someone to help you with this? My husband and I have recently moved to Sheffield and would be happy to help out every few weeks.

SteelCityStroller Wed 06-Jan-16 23:19:51

Did you ever get something sorted? I would love to be able to help, PM me if you would like a chat over the phone x

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