Readibus – New Minibus

ReadiBus is delighted to have received a grant of £5,000 from Elise Pilkington Charitable Trust towards a new minibus for the service which operates across Berkshire. ReadiBus’ aim is to enable people to get out and about locally despite frailty or disability.

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Many older people cannot leave home without assistance such as receiving an arm for support, help carrying bags or help pushing a wheelchair. This can reduce the number of opportunities to leave the house and can cause isolation and loneliness.

ReadiBus provides door-to-door assisted journeys to thousands of older people across Berkshire. The service is often considered a lifeline, enabling older people with restricted mobility the opportunity to keep active, maintain wellbeing and independence.

In April 2017 a new minibus was purchased and a ceremony  was held with about 80 people attending, including more than 50 of our service users.

The Right Worshipful Mayor of Reading, Cllr Mohammed Ayub is presenting a giant size ‘key to the bus’ to the Team Worker, Sandy Edward,  who will be driving it most of the time.