A world where no-one is unfairly disadvantaged or excluded because of age or infirmity and where every person can enjoy life as they age.
“The help we have is fantastic, we are so grateful”
Age Concern Poole offer elderly residents in Poole a variety of services including organised social trips, lunch and bingo sessions and they have also recently upgraded their mini-bus service to ensure the continuity of this increasingly popular method of transport.
The bus is affectionately known by staff and residents as the “Buss Bus” and includes a large seating area big enough for fourteen people. It can be booked every day of the week (excluding bank holidays and Christmas) and is used to transport residents to many different locations for social events and other trips. In addition, the minibus also includes a tail lift facility which can be used to assist residents with wheelchairs and other physical disabilities to enter and disembark from the vehicle.
The bus is operated entirely by volunteer drivers and Age Concern are always looking for new volunteers to help keep the vehicle running as it is a fundamental aspect of the service they provide. The Buss bus is able to provide mobility to residents who do not have access to their own vehicle which can prove to be extremely liberating as the service allows people to maintain their independence.
Due to the increasingly popular nature of the mini-bus and the fact it is in constant use, it will need to be replaced approximately every five years. Because of this, Age Concern Poole would greatly appreciate any donations you would be able to give so that we can continue to offer the residents the amazing events and day trips we currently provide.
We have recently formed a partnership with Age Concern Poole to form a new collaborative service called “Prama Plus”. You can find out more about Age Concern and the great work they do by clicking here.