I was recently asked by a Dr to look into a going to a support centre. Once I looked into this centre I find out that it is very difficult for me to access. This centre does offer outreach in other parts of my city but these are just as difficult to get to as the centre itself. They have no transport available to the main centre only to the outreach centres. It's not based in a very central location (about 3 miles outside the city centre). Unless you can drive or have someone who can take you it's difficult for most people to access. Nearly 2 hours on a bus when you get back and leg pain doesn't seem fun to me.
If find stuations like this very annoying. They're most likely based where they are for financial reasons but for those of us who would benefit from access to services it is very annoying. The area where I live specifically (Glasgow East) has nothing on offer. A once a month meeting in the evenings can be less than some people would like.
My MS causes problems with my walking, most notably the distance I can walk. So I have become almost a recluse but not quite. Although current problems with other medications have made this so for a number of reasons and unless my GPs get their act in gear may take months to resolve.
I always thought living in a city would mean it would be easier to access some services but I sometimes feel as though I may as well live in the middle of nowhere.
Does anyone else have this issue? Or just wish there was something you could do to change things?