Parvati* cares for her 5-year-old son who has cerebral palsy and autism. It can be very difficult to take him in taxis or on public transport due to his challenging behaviour and mobility issues.
Parvati has support from her local carers centre. Bloom and Wild funded grants for unpaid carers for essential items and respite, helping carers make a change.
Parvati's local Carers Trust carers centre helped Parvati applied for a grant for driving lessons. Soon she will be able to drive her son to hospital appointments and take him out for the day.
Being able to drive will also enable her to see family and friends, reducing the isolation she is experiencing.
Parvarti has since had driving lessons, although her lessons were paused due to lockdown, she passed her theory and has her driving test booked in for February but may get to do her test earlier if she continues to make good progress. She is very positive and looking forward to being able to drive.
*Names have been changed to protect privacy
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