Redditch Dial A Ride users get enjoyable trip out - The Redditch Standard

Redditch Dial A Ride users get enjoyable trip out

Redditch Editorial 15th May, 2024   0

A GROUP of community transport customers had a different trip out recently, arranged by staff from Redditch Borough Council’s Dial A Ride service.

Dial A Ride usually transports residents to medical appointments, physiotherapy, fitness classes or to the local shops for a fare but a couple of weeks ago the team organised an outing to Mappleborough Green Garden Centre.

The idea of the outing was to get a bigger group travelling together, to encourage them to get to know one another and visit somewhere a bit different.

Dial A Ride is a door-to-door community transport service for residents of the borough who cannot use public transport.

Community transport manager, Alison Osborne, said: “Although our service can be used by anyone who needs us, whether you’re recovering from an injury, illness, or operation, or just need a bit of extra help to get out and about, we do get a lot of more elderly customers who can be quite isolated.

“It was so wonderful to see the impact a simple trip to the garden centre can have, especially as this is something many of us would take for granted.”


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