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Healthy Journeys Volunteer Car Scheme

by Community Transport Glasgow in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Healthy Journeys Volunteer Car Scheme

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This project will only be funded if at least £15,000 is pledged by December 20th 2019 at 12:00am

Provide door to door transport to enable older adult, and those with mobility issues to be able to access their health appointments.

by Community Transport Glasgow in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

The majority of people do not have to think or worry about how they are going to get to their health appointment. They either jump in the car, hop on a bus or walk. However, for a percentage of the population accessing health appointments can be a challenge because of a transport barrier. If you have a mobility problem, are disabled or unsteady on your feet and cannot or do not have the confidence to use public transport, drive or walk then attending health appointments can be a challenge. On top of possible working over your health or requiring health assistance due to a long term condition this can cause stress and isolation to those affected. This project is to operate a volunteer car scheme that enables those who cannot access health appointments, whether it is to their GP or Hospital, due to the barriers of transport. This will see volunteers, making use of their own cars, to transport people to their health appointments Older people want to stay in their own homes, and have care that is personalised according to their individual needs. However, it is acknowledged that “there is a pressing requirement to develop a safety net of alternative transport for the increasing demand for health and social care related journeys” to enable this to happen. We aim to improve access to NHS appointments and health-related services for isolated older people who would not be able to attend, due to transport difficulties and improve access to a range of other local services.

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