Sophie White & Harry Whiting-Poka
We are Sophie and Harry, the proud owners of the Driving Miss Daisy Service for Nelson East. We previously lived in Auckland with our two cats before deciding to move to Nelson and purchase a Driving Miss Daisy Franchise.
Sophie studied as an occupational therapist (OT) at AUT University of Technology, graduating in 2017 with a Bachelor of Health Science in Occupational Therapy. She has always valued community integration rehabilitation and has implemented many rehabilitation programs in the community with past clients. She believes that all people deserve to safely access the community and to optimise their independence, which is exactly what Driving Miss Daisy promotes most. Harry has a background in Investments and Insurance, previously focusing on financial wellbeing and protection.
With our combined skillset, we are able to offer the Nelson East community a holistic and sustainable service with the aim to support you to enhance participation in the local environment. Whether it be for productive reasons, such as grocery (or clothes!) shopping, or for leisure, such as going for a walk on the beach, we are here to help you to restore your independence and to best optimise your quality of life. Our service offers companionship as well as tailored support to each and every individual.
We are an ACC approved Vendor and also offer the Total Mobility Scheme service. You can choose Driving Miss Daisy as your ACC provider transport service, and anyone with a Total Mobility Scheme (TMS) card can receive the regional discount.
If you need support with the following, we would love to support you!
- Medical appointments
- Scenic Drives
- Social Engagement
- Airport drop offs and pick ups
- Personal grooming appointments
- Pets to the vet
- Grocery Shopping
- Other types of shopping
- Activities and Outings of your choice
We look forward to meeting all new clients!
Sophie and Harry