Council workers are helping local charity Dial-A-Ride to promote its service which provides door to door transport for people of all ages who have difficulty using public transport.
As they go about their business pulling out bins, the council’s refuse team are delivering leaflets on behalf of Dial-A-Ride so that vulnerable people can get information about getting out and about in the district. The information in the leaflets is designed to make it easy and cost effective to book transport to visit local clubs, friends and family as well as for regular shopping trips and hospital appointments.
Councillor Helen Dyke, Wyre Forest District Council’s Cabinet Member for Operational Services said:
“Over the next few weeks, we’ll be posting leaflets on behalf of Dial-A-Ride through the doors of people who are either disabled or elderly and who use our free pull out bin service. We believe this is a really useful service for more vulnerable residents and a great way of working with local partners to get the best for local people. The council recognises that many people are at home over the Christmas holiday so we’ve agreed to team up with Dial-A-Ride to get a message directly to the doorsteps of the most vulnerable people we know about.”
Nigel Caldicott, Manager at Dial-A-Ride said:
“It’s great to be working with the Council in this way as we are getting our message to the people who need it most at this time of the year. 2014 has been another busy year for Dial-A-Ride and we have made 19,000 journeys in our specially adapted buses. For a journey of up to 3 miles, a single fare is £3.50 and we offer discounts for those with a local authority bus pass. We will be operating until lunchtime on Christmas Eve and then back on the road on Monday 29, Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 December.”
Dial-A-Ride can be contacted on 01562 755084 or email. (Please note: There is an answer phone when the office is not manned).