New Minibus Is Set To Hit The Road
Posted by Birdston Day Care Centre
Birdston Day Care is set to hit the road with a new minibus which will help to better aid service users with transport. Managing Director Brendan Brawley received delivery of the minibus from Joanne Campbell of TBC Specialist Conversions.
The £50,000 investment by Pacific Care has been made to improve service provision and accommodate an expansion of the addition of new service users in partnership with East Dunbartonshire Council. The new addition to the fleet will ensure all service users are provided the highest level of service possible, both to and from the centre.
The minibus will be used daily and for a variety of day trips primarily through the spring and summer months.
Transport Manager Joe Haggerty said “Our minibuses are a key part of the service we provide. Without transport, many of our service users would be unable attend Day Care as many live-in isolated areas and do not have access to public transport”.
Service user Rae who transferred recently from Whitehill said “The bus is very comfortable and the grip handles on the seats and by the door make me feel safe. It’s great to hear we are being given the best, it’s lovely!”
The brand-new minibus can accommodate 16 service users along with wheelchair access and comes with a range of new safety features built specifically to accommodate the needs of the older person.
Accommodating up to 35 service users every day, seven days a week, throughout the year Birdston Day Care Centre provides a range of care needs for the frail-elderly person and those with dementia or restricted mobility and for those just looking for some purpose to their day. The centre offers carers and family some well-earned respite in East Dunbartonshire. Escorted transport is provided to and from the centre on a fleet of minibuses.