Well the year is certainly flying past. I’m not sure that I am ready for winter. There certainly wasn’t much summer.
Isn’t it great that life is returning to a degree of normality. We are getting much busier as everyone returns to their appointments. It is wonderful to have full cars and buses zipping around the region. Of course the negative is that we are booking out so it is really important that you book as soon as you know your appointment time. As much as we would love to help everyone we do have a limited number of vehicles and drivers. Danielle, and the team work really hard to juggle trips to fit as many people in as possible. You will often have to share a car and sometimes wait for longer than your scheduled appointment duration. We are trying to make sure everyone can get where they need to go and appreciate your patience.
Your health and safety remains our number one priority when traveling with us. It is a NSW Government requirement that masks are worn on public transport and in public transport waiting areas (including in taxis and rideshare services). Please wear your mask when you travel in our vehicles.
New client contribution – We have worked really hard to keep our client contribution low and we have not had an increase since January 2020. However, we certainly weren’t paying in excess of $2 per litre for diesel in January 2020. The Board have approved an increase to our client contributions from 1 July 2022. The new schedule for our subsidised Community Transport is attached. Fees for NDIS, Home Care Package and non subsidised travel are available from the office.
Remember when you book with Community Transport you are booking a seat in a vehicle. If for any reason you require the whole vehicle to yourself you are now able to pay an additional $100 fee for a non-shared vehicle. Non-shared travel is subject to availability.
Social Trips are underway again and we have some great winter trips planned. Make sure you don’t miss out by booking as soon as possible.
Volunteers Wanted! Do you know someone who would love to become a volunteer with us? They might have recently retired or someone who’s looking to give back to the community? Our volunteers are an integral part of what we do, and we ensure that they are trained in all the necessary requirements such as wheelchair training, and safe practices training as well as a yearly in-house training session with the team.
Wishing you a wonderful safe winter. Kathryn Akre CEO