HEA’s Community Transport besides been a vital part of delivering our own services and preventing social isolation among the community of Holbeck also provides transport to a number of other Neighbourhood Network Schemes as well as many Not for Profit groups and organisations.
In 2017 people made 7202 Journeys using HEA Community Transport, and the buses cvovered more than 23569 miles which is getting close to once around the world.
Our Community Transport is proud to be part of the ECO Stars Fleet recognition scheme (Efficient & Cleaner Operations) http://www.ecostars-uk.com/about-eco-stars
The Transport facility provides the opportunity to enable older people to engage in social activities, Lunch clubs, shopping, Social activities or organised trips.Our Buses are in use every day of the week and one weekend every month to include Saturday Shopping Trip and the Sunday Lunch. We have staff and volunteer drivers who transport our service users, all of whom are highly thought of by everyone who uses the service. Our VW Crafter minibuses have full disabled access facilities and carry fifteen passengers plus the driver and the capacity to take two fixed wheelchairs with the removal of the three rear seats.
This transport service is a vital service that enables older people who may have mobility issues and be unable to shop alone. Supermarket facilities do not exist in the Holbeck area and we run two shopping trips to Morrison’s in Hunslet Shopping Centre, on Wednesdays and Fridays starting at 10.00am and returning at 12:30pm. Our volunteer passenger assistant and driver help carry the shopping to their door or into the house if required.
Please contact Ellen Cawthray on 0113 245 5553 or email email@example.com for further information should you want to use this facility for your own community groups.