Painful Journeys Campaign Victory!

The NHS has committed to improving transport services for older people to and from hospital, and our campaigning had a big part to play in this win!

The NHS has committed to improving transport services for older people to and from hospital, and our campaigning had a big part to play in this win! In 2018 and 2019, we campaigned to put an end to the painful journeys that so many older people have to make to hospital. In exciting news, the NHS have now completed their review of patient transport services, and they’re taking many of our recommendations on board. Read on for full details.

In 2018 and 2019, we campaigned to put an end to the painful journeys that so many older people have to make to hospital. The Government and NHS didn’t see this as a priority until we started raising the concerns of older people and made sure they listened to the awful experiences people were having. Our hard work pushed the NHS to finally review the transport services made available to patients who need to get to appointments and can’t get there any other way.

In exciting news, the NHS have now completed their review, and they’re taking many of our recommendations on board. The NHS is going to improve the eligibility criteria for patient transport, and make sure people don’t have to wait for hours to get to and from their appointments. They’ve also promised to simplify the travel costs scheme as well, so it will be much easier for patients if they need to claim back the cost of their travel to hospital.

This is an important campaign win that will make a major difference for many older people trying to access NHS services and we are pleased to have played a significant role in securing this win for older people!

Community Transport seeking new Trustees

The Charity Community Transport is looking for new Trustees and welcome applications from people connected to the Age UK Network.

The Charity Community Transport is looking for new Trustees. They’re really keen to hear from any Age UK people as they bring expertise around older people, disability etc and their transport needs. If you would be interested in finding out more, please contact their CEO Jo Beaumont – jo.beaumont@communitytransport.org

Community Transport is a charity that brings people and opportunities together to help transform lives and build better communities. The Charity has been established since 1966 and consists of the following three divisions: CT Passenger, CT Furniture, & CT Training. Find out more about Community Transport here.