HcL Transport - Dial-A-Ride and Dial-A-Bus
We aim to increase our service provision so we can support more local people with mobility challenges to safely get out, reducing isolation and loneliness and increasing independence.
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About this cause
HcL Transport supports people with mobility challenges either from age, disability, health issues or geographic remoteness. The Service operates at least once a week from most areas in Edinburgh and the Lothians. The drivers help passengers from their home, on and off the bus, and into their destination, and will take their shopping from their trolley onto the bus and off the bus into their home.
How this cause brings people in the community together
Many of our passengers are in isolation or shielding. We are still providing services to take passengers to urgent medical appointments. We are also working with local organisations to help deliver food parcels and meals to those who cannot get out. Once lockdown is over, it is important that our passengers are supported by someone familiar as they go out and rebuild confidence.