Fair Ride Leeds Scheme

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By Andrew Jackson, Business Development Officer, Association of Blind Asians

For the last few months, I’ve been getting our community transport scheme ‘Fair-Ride’ up and running.

The scheme offers lifts to anyone over the age of 50 to help reduce elderly isolation and is funded through Time to Shine.

We have seen growing interest from service users to take advantage of the scheme however we are still greatly in need of volunteer drivers who are often older people themselves.

Are you able to assist us in any way to continue to spread the word about the service but more urgently help us recruit people who could do a little driving in their own cars to support the elderly community?

Please contact me at andrewj@abaleeds.org.uk or telephone: (0113) 210 3347 (I work Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9.00am – 2.00pm

For more information

Fair Ride flyer

Fair Ride referral form

About Fair Ride

Fair Ride Supports people from all ethnicities and backgrounds from around Leeds, the scheme offers affordable journeys (cheaper than taxis) to people over the age of 50.

Tackling elderly isolation, this programme can help get people out and about whether it is for an appointment, a trip to the shops or a social activity.

Friendly volunteer drivers can offer a personal service and charges are kept to an affordable minimum.

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2019-01-22T14:18:08+00:00 16th January 2019|0 Comments

About the Author:

Sean Tunnicliffe
Sean is the communications Officer at Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and also deals with admin and office management. He enjoys the wide variety of his role which covers things like designing reports and documents, organising meetings, putting together ebulletins, writing blogs, updating the LOPF website and social media and making sure that the office never runs out of milk. He has worked in the third sector since 2001 first with Volition and then LOPF and is the longest serving member of the Forum Central team. Previous to this Sean had mainly worked in horticulture and also had a spell managing a newsagent shop.

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