Carla Jones

My name is Carla Jones , I am sixty eight years old and I am living independently in an Extra Care village.

I have been using the Reader Service for six years since my stroke in 2008 after which I was left with limited sight. Since then the Reader Service has changed my life.

I have a reader, once a week, who helps me with my post and any writing I may need. I also have someone to take me shopping every other week. I am even able to go on visits to the theatre which are also organised by the Reader Service.

Thanks to the Reader Service I can enjoy a normal life and feel more independent. From time to time the Reader Service organises “get togethers” which enable me to socialise with other people in a similar situation which has also increased my friendship circle.

For me the Reader Service is an invaluable lifeline and I am immensely grateful for the support it offers and consider myself very fortunate for the help they provide.