Friday, 28 January 2011

Cars for Carers

"Cars for Carer's" scheme in Pembrokeshire
The Cars for Carer's scheme was originally run as a pilot scheme by Jill Edge R.S.V.P.
(Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) project worker who realised after talking with Sally Davies the Carers Development worker (both based at P.A.V.S.) that transport was a big problem for many Carer's for all sorts of reasons so Jill worked very hard with the help of volunteer drivers who are paid expenses at getting the Cars for Carer's scheme off the ground. It was originally funded by the Carers Special Grant in Pembrokeshire and has proved a very practical way of helping a lot of Carers in Pembrokeshire over come their transport needs. But in order to become established the scheme required further funding and support to carry on the good work. Jill and team have successfully applied for and received funding for a further 3 years. The scheme was also recognised by being nominated for a community Care Award 2002 presented at the Hilton Hotel in London.

Carer's need your help. So if you are a car owner who loves driving with some time on your hands? "Cars for Carer's"would like to hear from you. We need drivers from all over Pembrokeshire with full driving license, Comprehensive Insurance & Mechanically sound vehicle. If you are interested in helping Carer's carry out essential journeys then please contact:
Rachel Evans (Based at PAVS) 01437 768195
Mobile: 07733 265769
And Carer's if you are in need of Transport and need to go on an essential journey or visit to a G.P, Dentist ,Chiropodist,
attend meetings or a Carers group, meet with friends or visit a relative or just to have a break

Tel. "Cars for Carer's" Organiser's:
John and Denise Hulme on 01646 685952
on Wednesdays, Rita can be contacted on 01437 767790.
And far north of the county passes completely to:
Maria Woolnough 01239 621476
costs based on local bus fares
(at least 24 hours notice is required)
Carer's make a contribution towards costs also concessionary passes can be used.