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Welcome to Freedom Buddies

Freedom Buddies is a safe service that enables people to go out accompanied by a trained & experienced Carer in a company owned car, which is wheelchair accessible if required. Freedom Buddies can help people with attending appointments, shopping, theatre trips, days out, family events, attending a church service, getting home from hospital etc.

About Us

When people live such busy lives these days, a seamless, reliable service of transport & care provision is a welcome relief for ensuring that you or your loved ones are able to access places in full confidence.

When people live such busy lives these days, a seamless, reliable service of transport & care provision is a welcome relief for ensuring that you or your loved ones are able to access places in full confidence.

The Steps

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Step 1

Bookings are taken in advance. We take relevant information over the phone at the time, however we may need to come out to assess the client if we think it is necessary.

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Step 2

An invoice/receipt will be emailed or posted out along with our Terms & Conditions which will need to be signed and returned to us before the booking takes place.

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Step 3

Our Carer will collect the client at a prearranged time & stay with them for the length of time that has been booked. Our minimum booking is for 2 hours.

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Step 4

We will collect and return the client to their home in our company owned vehicle which is fully insured & maintained.

Who we are

Freedom Buddies is a service being launched in Bournemouth by Choice Care, a domiciliary care provider, registered by CQC.

Our drivers are trained & experienced Carers, having a minimum of NVQ 2 with recommended updates of Moving & Handling, First Aid at Work certificate & Safeguarding.

We check their driving licences are clean, give specific training both in the classroom & practically in the car about driving people, especially those in a wheelchair & they have a Driver Competency Assessment before starting work by an independent assessor.

We also get a full DBS for them & check their health as well as the usual pre-employment checks.

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How We Can Help

Assisting on Days Out

We can pick up the client, drive them to the theatre & accompany them in, staying with them throughout the performance & assisting with any requirements. (Most theatres will give a 50% or 100% discount on a Carers ticket if the client is pre-registered with the theatre).

Supporting Loved Ones

You live alone & have broken a limb. We can collect you from hospital, Drive you home, accompany you inside & help with any unpacking &/or go & collect shopping for you. Making sure you are able to manage when we leave you.

Assistance to Appointments

Your relative has an appointment which they need assistance getting to. We can collect them at a set time, drive them to the appointment & accompany them into the appointment if required. If necessary we can relay information from the family to the doctor & feedback relevant information to you. We will then drive them straight home. No hanging about waiting for hospital transport or detouring to take other patients home first.

Supporting at Events

You have a family wedding & would like your wheelchair bound relative to attend. We can collect your relative, drive them to the venue, stay with them throughout the wedding & reception, assisting with toileting or medication as required, then drive them home, assisting with anything else, if required before leaving them.

How to get in touch