Maree’s travel experiences
Once a year my girlfriend and I arrange to take a trip somewhere, either overseas or in Australia. This year we went to Cairns for 6 days. Although it is exciting to be able to experience new places, it can take a lot of time and effort on the part of ourselves and our workers to make it happen.
My friend is good at arranging everything from flights to accommodation, as well as our sightseeing. When we go away we like to see as much as we can, which can be exhilarating but also tiring. On this trip, we stayed in an accessible unit in Holloway’s Beach where our backyard was a forest setting.
We saw a few different places in Cairns itself, as well as different towns along the way to the Daintree rain forest. We had a morning at a crocodile farm and an afternoon at Port Douglas. We also had a motorbike ride which gave us a totally different perspective. We also went to the aquarium which was interesting.
Although we were away, with the aim of enjoying ourselves, there were still day to day tasks that needed to be done which can take a toll on everyone.
With 4 women sharing the one unit, there can be periods of stress and strain, but you move on…
I think, despite the workload, support workers can still manage to enjoy themselves on a trip away with one of their clients.