Bristol Area Stroke Foundation
We help Bristol Area Stroke Foundation provide trips for its service users - the highlight of the week for some.
The Bristol Area Stroke Foundation (BASF) is an independent charity operating in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. They are specialists in understanding the effects of stroke and are passionate about helping people to make good progress after a stroke and rebuild a satisfying life. BASF uses Bristol Community Transport’s group transport service to take stroke survivors out on excursions, such as trips out for lunch.
‘These trips are really important for our users,’ said Pat Rowe, Group Organiser at BASF. ‘For many, the trips are their only opportunity to get out of the house, to see friends, to socialise. Our group of 20 people meets every week at our centre, but we try to take an outing at least six times a year. The outings provide a change of scenery and really add to people’s wellbeing.‘
‘I look forward to spending Thursday afternoons at the club, as it is the only time I am able to get out and meet other people,‘ explains Donna, a member of Portway Stroke Group. ‘I enjoy playing games and socialising with the other members. I particularly look forward to our trips out for lunch – the Bristol Community Transport drivers are always courteous and willing to help the members.‘