Can you help?
Strathcare is the operator of Bertie Bus, a specially constructed 15-seater bus with a lift to enable wheelchairs and less mobile passengers easy access. Bertie also has plenty of headroom and comfortable seating. The bus operates on most weekdays taking various groups on social or shopping outings.
Strathcare is run solely by volunteers. While all volunteers enjoy socialising and chatting with passengers, the two specific roles are:
Many of our passengers have various types of mobility issues and may require assistance with boarding the bus and fastening seatbelts. Some have other age-related issues. Our passenger assistants offer the support and reassurance needed to ensure the passengers are safe, comfortable and enjoy the outing as much as possible. If you would like to help our passengers on one or two weekday afternoons per month or would like further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you under the age of 73? Do you have a D1 classification on your driving licence (automatically included if you passed your test before 1997, but needs to be renewed at 70 after taking a medical, paid for by Strathcare)? If so would you like to drive Bertie on one or two weekday afternoons per month taking groups to cafes, shops, the local library etc? All familiarisation / training including MiDAS (Minibus Drivers Awareness Scheme) will be provided and paid for by Strathcare). If you would like to volunteer for this rewarding role or require further information, please email email@example.com
Please note that all volunteers are enrolled with Disclosure Scotland’s PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) scheme.