Trevor is relatively new to the Companion Card program, having applied for, and received his Companion Card just over a year ago.
Prior to having the Companion Card, getting out with a carer was more challenging. Now he claims, the Companion Card has made a world of difference.
“I like to use my card at the Adelaide Festival Theatre and the Arts Theatre. I love Australian Rules football, ‘real’ football and go to SANFL games as well. I also go to the movies at the local Greater Union cinemas in Kilkenny.”
Trevor requires help with transfers in and out of his wheelchair and with negotiating ramps.
”I can’t go out alone and need a carer for moving in and out of my chair and with steep inclines.”
He sees the biggest benefit to having a Companion Card is increased freedom.
“The Companion Card has enabled me to go out with a carer to my favourite places. It has given me more independence”.
Trevor heard about the card from a friend who is happy with the Companion Card program.
“A friend of mine has a Companion Card and suggested I get one too so I can get out more often.”
“The Companion Card has changed my life in so many ways; going out is more affordable and the program gives me choice with affiliates covering many of my favourite venues and interests.”