Following grant funding from Tesco, LLRA is pleased to announce a new arrangement with Lincoln Dial a Ride to provide additional transport for those Long Leys residents that are elderly or have a disability (of any age).
There are two elements to this new trial of the Dial a Ride service:
- LLRA has taken out annual membership of Dial a Ride, costing £60. This means disabled residents in Long Leys no longer need to take out individual annual membership to access the service. The subscription will expire in October 2022.
- Update November 2021: Normal Dial a Ride charges for individual journeys will apply to all users.
Depending on the outcome of the trial and use of the service, LLRA may look to fund the annual membership in future years.
About Dial a Ride
The Dial a Ride service provides accessible and affordable transport, with a door to door service. Users of the service can be either elderly or disabled and of any age (including children). It dedicates itself to improving the quality of life and promoting the social inclusion and independence of those individuals that are disadvantaged through age and/or disability.
The core Dial a Ride service is available Monday to Saturday 08.30 until 16.15 hrs. Also 18.30 until 21.45 Monday to Friday. Closed on Bank Holidays.
Read more about Dial a Ride at http://lincolndialaride.co.uk/
Long Leys Residents Who Qualify to Use the Service
Any physical or mental disability that restricts the use of public transport, not restricted to –
- Wheelchair user (occasional, manual or motorised)
- Mobility scooter user
- Uses walking aid
- Unable to manage steps
- Unable to carry shopping
- Not capable of navigating public transport (autistic, blind, deaf…)
- Requires carer/escort at all times
- Chronic illness
- or aged 70 or over
Carers can travel with qualifying residents, subject to COVID restrictions in force at the time of travel.
To Book Dial a Ride
If you qualify, then ring the Dial a Ride Coordinator on 01522 544983 anytime Monday – Friday 09:00 to 15:30.
When booking a service, LLRA users will need to give Dial a Ride their name, phone contact, address of pick up as well as the details of the intended journey, including any additional passengers (such as spouses, carers etc).
Dial a Ride is not able to take bookings after 15:30 as they will be preparing the schedules to send to the volunteer drivers for the following day
Free Journeys Funded By LLRA
OFFER NOW CLOSED (To qualify for the limited period free offer, you must live in Long Leys and your journey must either start or finish within Long Leys and be no further than 5 miles. Once funds are exhausted, the Dial a Ride Coordinator will be able to advise of charges for journeys).
Our Thanks to Tesco for Grant Funding
LLRA wish to thank Tesco for their kind award of a £500 grant. This has been used to fund various community initiatives within Long Leys, focussed mainly on those most affected by the impact of COVID-19. Details on other grant funded projects will be announced in the future.
Please do pass on the details on the Dial A Ride trial to any of your neighbours in Long Leys who you know do not have access to email or the internet.
You can contact LLRA at: LLRA@long-leys.org