Alma Chalmers (76) and husband Bernard (81) use the community bus service provided by Bristol Community Transport.
‘We joined when my husband could no longer drive due to his health,’ explains Alma. ‘It came as quite a shock to the system after 50 years of being able to travel around by car. We use the service once a week to do our shopping and the service drops us at back at our door. As we can’t walk very far, I don’t know how we’d do it otherwise – it’s a real help.’
‘We couldn’t manage the trip on public transport – I can’t really use it after an illness last year and we would just not be able to carry the shopping. The drivers on the community bus are amazing – always willing help you on and off with your bags – carrying them to the door or into the house if I’ve a lot – and my shopping can sometimes be a bit heavy!’