Outdoor Companionship is run by Alison Fulcher and Peter Fulcher.
- are experienced carers, having worked in residential environments and in the community,
- have NVQ level 2 in Health & Social Care,
- have been DBS checked (formerly CRB),
- have Emergency First Aid At Work and Wilderness First Aid certificates,
- love walking and the outdoors .
We are also listed on Stockport Council’s Adult Social Care Website My Care My Choice.
Alison started work as a carer by working in a residential care home for eleven years, mainly taking care of people with mental health problems, dementia and Alzheimer’s. During this time she provided nursing care for a close relative with diabetes, blindness and kidney failure. She then worked with vulnerable adults with challenging behaviour for six months before working in the community for two years providing personal care and re-ablement, which is to help people coming out of hospital to take care of themselves and to re-learn life skills. Alison helped a couple with day to day tasks such as taking them out for shopping, cleaning, etc., which she did for four years and then worked in the community for over four years providing personal care and companionship. Alison has gained a wealth of valuable experience in many different aspects of care work. Alison also has a keen interest in nature and is developing her knowledge of birds, trees, plants and animals.
Peter worked with people with learning difficulties for one year, who he often took out for walks, boat trips, horse riding or days out, before becoming a full-time carer for his mother, who had dementia, which he did for over six years. He gained much experience and insight into dementia and how it can affect the person with the disease, and also the people caring for them, as his mother’s condition progressed. He often took his mother out for walks in Delamere Forest or a local park or would take her out for lunch and some shopping, all of which she enjoyed and contributed greatly to her well-being. He then worked in a residential care home for three months as a care assistant and, although a relatively short time, learned much about caring for people in a residential setting. After this he spent a year and a half working as a carer in the community providing care in people’s homes. Peter also has a keen interest in nature, is quite knowledgeable on birds and is developing his knowledge of plants, trees and animals. He has trained as a part-time Volunteer Ranger for the Peak District National Park Ranger Service.
Alison and Peter both love nature and being outdoors, walking in the beautiful British countryside, and they love to share that with others.