A more active generation of older adults has resulted in an increased level of mobility and travel needs, however research has found that there is a lack of information or support available for those no longer able to drive. Giving up driving is a largely negative experience for older people, characterised by the feeling of loss. Dr Amy Murray’s PHD focuses on this topic and how not being able to drive not only affects the older person in question but also those who then become informal support for those people.
This campaign will
- Raise awareness of the challenges they face when giving up driving.
- help the informal support network members of older people who are still driving, or those who have given up.
- Support councils and voluntary services across Wales, by highlighting what is needed by older people and those around them, throughout the process of giving up driving.
We are targeting:
- Councils and voluntary organisations across Wales to find out what support services are currently available
- The general public to find out what services they think should be provided.
How you can help:
- Sharing our campaign on your social media platforms and across your newsletters and networks.
- Complete our survey https://forms.gle/rCDBLYDa2M9tLHSJ8 to help us find out what you are already offering or would like to offer.
- Share our survey with people in your community https://forms.gle/Wf73wmj7Pc9cCbHFA so we can find out what support people would like.
To find out more about this study and follow its progress please go to:
Tags: Older People