THE CHILTERNS DIAL-A-RIDE (CDAR) SPECIAL FREE COVID-RELATED SERVICE WILL NOT BE CONTINUING AFTER THE END OF JUNE 2021
– BUT OUR NORMAL SERVICE IS VERY MUCH AVAILABLE!
Since April 2020, CDAR has been operating a free service during the pandemic for patients who have needed to attend medical appointments in hospitals, clinics and surgeries
This special service – with a majority of the referrals coming from GP practices – has been well used (including during the Covid vaccination programme) and has been greatly appreciated. It has been running continuously for 15 months, from April 2020 to end June 2021 with users well into the 100s. We mounted a vigorous fund raising campaign to cover the costs and so make it possible and we received timely support including from the Buckinghamshire Council Community Boards and from Heart of Bucks, to whom we are very grateful.
With the easing of the lockdown, which we all hope will soon continue further, CDAR will be running our regular, normal service, providing door to door, two way transport in our bespoke minibuses with our trained, caring drivers for those in the community with mobility problems.
We very much look forward to continuing to collaborate with you. Until end of June, the number to ring for help is 07923 591955. Thereafter, our regular landline 01494 766123 will be the number to contact us for our regular service. Please remember that least 3 days notice will be required to enable us to see if we can make arrangements. We may be in a position to help at shorter notice depending on availability.