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Save Dial-a-Ride and Community Transport

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To Cllr Roy Perry, Leader of Hampshire County Council,

We, the undersigned ask you to reconsider the proposal to end funding of community transport as thousands of older and disabled people rely on Dial-A-Ride and community busses to be part of their local community.

Using community transport keeps older and disabled people active and less likely to need further Adult Services support. Please keep this service open.

One Community is shocked by Hampshire County Council’s Proposal to end funding for Community Transport and Dial-A-Ride across the county, which appears to run counter to their commitment to ending social isolation among vulnerable residents.

Our Community Transport and Dial-A-Ride passengers depend on these services to remain active in their local community. Without them they will remain at home, unable to shop independently, visit friends and family or get to lunch clubs, social groups and day centres.

Transport is always chief among the issues raised by older people responding to the Council’s own Older People’s Health & Wellbeing surveys, and with the growing number of older people living longer with disabilities and health conditions, the need for these services has never been greater.

Community transport services provide a lifeline to vulnerable people, and keeping active and engaged is essential to their well-being.

The proposal is set to go to cabinet on 16 October and then full council for a formal decision at the beginning of November.

One Community will challenge this proposal, because we care passionately about our passengers. 

Please sign our petition to help us save community transport in Eastleigh.

Read more about the proposed cuts here.

You can also sign in person at:
One Community, 16 Romsey Road, Eastleigh SO50 9AL
Eastleigh Museum, 25 High Street, Eastleigh SO50 5LF
Eastleigh Shopmobility, Unit 2, Swan Centre, Wells Place, Eastleigh SO50 9SG

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