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 firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: (0113) 210 3347 (I work Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9.00am – 2.00pm
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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.