South Seacroft Friends and Neighbours
Working with South Seacroft Friends and Neighbours
South Seacroft Friends & Neighbours provides a vital service for older people in a socially deprived area ofLeeds. They bring older people together for a wealth of activities and excursions, all designed to maintain and improve their service users’ quality of life – including the ever-popular ‘chairobics’ (pictured opposite). The scheme is run by local older people who help decide on the activities and services to offer.
Transport is a perennial challenge, with mainstream transport not always meeting their needs. South Seacroft Friends & Neighbours uses the YourCar service provided by Leeds Alternative Travel – our community transport operation in Leeds – to help collect and take home their service users.
‘Leeds Alternative Travel provides a service specifically designed to meet the needs of the most vulnerable members of our community,‘ said Linda Goodall of the scheme. ‘By providing transport that really understands the needs of our service users, they help to improve the quality of people’s lives.’
You can find out more about YourCar here