Gala Wheels provides affordable and accessible transport for the disadvantaged and/or rurally excluded,sensory impaired and elderly residents of Central Borders. Volunteer drivers are available for any client subject to availability and make a big difference to some of our users who are lone pensioners with no family or friends to help them remain socially included.
Gala Wheels is a not for profit initiative to provide affordable and accessible transport for disabled, sensory impaired and elderly residents within Central Borders. We aim to reduce isolation, improve social contact and quality of life for our clients who want to remain active citizens within their local communities but are unable to access public transport due to location and/or mobility problems.
Subject to health
Experience required: Clean driving licence
Travel details: Central Borders - Demand led. It could be visits, shopping, sightseeing or doctor/dentist appointments. Most are within the Borders but trips to N.England, Edinburgh, Falkirk are not unusual
Minimum age: 21
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Yes. Private car mileage paid to collect Gala Wheels vehicles at Earlston Paid monthly in arrears @ 40p per mile.
Training details: Vehicle familiarisation and equipment demonstration to ensure H&S issues. Refresher training available on request.