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Subsidised bus service for appointments, trips

KEEPING seniors on a roll for more than 35 years, Community Wheels also provides safe and accessible transport for younger people with disability, culturally diverse individuals, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and transport-disadvantaged residents.

Services are heavily subsidised by the Government and for a small fee, you can book a lift to your medical appointment, grocery shopping trip or chemist pick-up with outings also back on the menu with the end of lockdown restrictions.
“We travel to the Central Coast, Illawarra, Southern Highlands and Blue Mountains region, as well as a variety of locations within the Sydney Metropolitan Area,” a spokesperson said.
“Our outings are very popular and provide opportunities to get out, enjoy a change of scenery, maybe learn something new and meet new people.
“Helping to boost well-being and independence, we also offer Saturday trips, visiting outlaying clubs, cafes, nurseries, markets, factory outlets and art galleries.”
Early in the new year, they will be restarting the ‘Shuttle Service’ which takes clients from Merrylands and Guildford to the medical precinct in Northmead and home again, for $5.
Further subsidised transport is offered to eligible patients requiring transport to the health facilities of Western Sydney Local Health District for dialysis or cancer treatment.
A minimum of five days’ notice is requested for all individual transport bookings. Bus hire for groups, with or without a driver, is also available, and all vehicles are Covid-safe and drivers are double vaccinated.
Details: 8868 1400 or communitywheels.org.au.