Transport to vaccination centres provided for elderly residents
Added at 09:35 on 22 January 2021
Local transport service Dial a Ride has joined forced with local charity Hinckley & Bosworth Community Transport to respond to residents' concerns about getting elderly and disabled relatives and neighbours to a vaccination centre.
The Hinckley & Bosworth Community Transport, Dial a Ride Service, along with Westfield Community Centre, is able to assist residents of Hinckley and Bosworth by providing lifts to and from a local vaccination centre. This is being provided free of charge at the moment but, please note that owing to the potential high demand, it is only for those who have no other option in getting to their vaccination appointment.
Executive Member for the Voluntary Sector, Cllr Keith Lynch said: "This service is another illustration of the great community spirit in our borough. It can be difficult for our elderly and disabled to get from one place to another at any time but receiving this vaccination is vitally important. So please share these to details of this service to anyone who may benefit from it. It may not be the first vaccination a resident needs help with but the second. Thank you to all those involved."
All volunteers are DBS checked and are following all covid-19 guidelines are followed.
Contact details are:
Hinckley & Bosworth Community Transport on 01455 250462 or
Westfields Community Centre on 01455 637516/07980 631255 or
Download the attached flyer for more information on Westfield Volunteers.