Worcester Wheels | Editor's Choice
People unable to use conventional public transport are regaining their freedom at low cost thanks to Worcester Wheels, a community transport scheme helping them to get out and about.
Worcester Wheels uses volunteer drivers to provide lifts in cars and minibuses, taking them to medical appointments, social functions, shopping or perhaps to the hairdresser’s or to visit friends. Some vehicles are wheelchair accessible. All of them take people from door to door.
The service is aimed at people who, through ill health, disability, age or rural isolation are unable to use regular transport services. It is self-supporting, with vehicles being hired commercially to fund it for people who might otherwise be trapped in their own homes.
It operates throughout Worcester and rural parts of the county.
Manager Dormston Cook says: “It’s a fraction of the cost of taking a taxi and it enables people to keep their independence. We have about 500 customers in the city of Worcester, but there are 100,000 residents so we would like to reach a lot more.”
Worcester Wheels is always looking for volunteer drivers aged 25 or over. Many find it very fulfilling to help people enjoy the independence, enjoyment and social advantages of being mobile.
To find out more call 01905 450654 Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm or visit www.worcesterwheels.org.uk.