Minibus Development Project
Otley Action for Older People have a minibus that is a key community asset but is currently underused. They have found in the past few years that the needs of their minibus users have increased, meaning that more time and volunteer resource is required to provide an appropriate transportation service. Transport is always cited as a top priority for keeping people socially connected.
With the help of their small funds award, they will conduct a dedicated assessment of transport needs and the best way to utilise minibus volunteers (many who are older adults themselves). The current service will be evaluated and new volunteers will be recruited to implement any proposed improvements. The lasting legacy will be an efficient and appropriate transport service that can also be used by other community groups.