A community based organisation providing efficient, affordable, accessible transport to community groups, organisations and individuals.
Contact: 0117 902 0158.
Monday to Friday 7.30am – 1.00pm and 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Bristol Community Transport Website
Bristol Dial a Ride
A charitable organisation that provides door-to-door accessible transport services for disabled and older people in Bristol, at the cost of a bus fare. Concessionary Travelcards can be used.
Assistance is provided by the driver / escort and wheelchairs can be secured into minibus.
Contact: 0845 130 1875. Select option 1.
Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm. Calls cost from 1p – 11p per minute from a landline.
Dial a Ride Website (this takes you to the Social Access website to make a booking)
Aims to help people with mobility needs to travel around Lawrence Weston. Can divert to individual addresses within the Lawrence Weston area for those who are unable to walk to the route the bus travels.
Contact: 0117 907 3074
The Mede Sprint is a professional door-to-door community transport scheme which serves Knowle West. It is available to anyone who lives or works in Knowle West.
Where can it take you? The service is available to individuals and also groups of up to 16 people.It will take you anywhere in Knowle West including to the Health Park; you are able to use the service to access all local facilities.
Who can use it? The service operates two vehicles between the hours of 9.00 -4.45pm. Both vehicles can carry wheelchairs and are equipped with child and baby seats.
How do I join? Membership is free and a book of 5 tickets will cost you £5.00. It has already got over 900 members in the area! Tickets can be purchased from the Mede Community and Learning Centre, and the William Budd Clinic. It is £1.00 per trip one way, £2.00 return or if you have a concessionary card it is free. 24 hours notice is required for non-emergency appointments.
The Mede sprint is now also running weekly special trips to different destinations,such as Weston-Super-Mare or Clarks Village.
To use the service please contact 0117 9048215.
The service links less accessible areas in South Bristol with mainstream transport service routes and local places of activity.
Contact: 0117 903 8021
We have now launched an innovative series of short films in six different languages giving information about dementia and relevant support services in the city. We commissioned the six short films - in Urdu, Punjabi, Cantonese, Somali, Polish and English-language - to address the stigma, misunderstanding and lack of accurate information currently available for the culturally diverse communities across the city.
There are an estimated 25,000 BME people with dementia in the UK. While the number of white, British people with dementia is expected to double by 2051, the numbers of people from BME communities is expected to increase sevenfold within the same timeframe.
Mrs Kwan, who is originally from China, has lived in Bristol with her husband for 45 years and raised their family here. She is now carer to her husband who has dementia. She explains: “Life changes significantly for someone with dementia, and for their carer and family too. It’s really important to get help. In our community, a lot of people don’t know what dementia is, we don’t even have a word for it. This means that lots of people with the disease run the risk of being forgotten.”
Within each of the films, medical experts, people affected by dementia and members of the relevant communities explain what dementia is, outline how people can gain a diagnosis and access the free support available from the Dementia Wellbeing Service.
This issue is echoed across many communities, as well as within white-British communities, and one which the films address head on.
Khadra Abdi, who cares for her mother with dementia and is active in the Somali community in Bristol says: “Many older people within our community have limited English language, and when they don’t understand what dementia is it can be very scary. These films explain about the disease and the help available in a simple, clear way, and most importantly in their native language, making it far easier for them to gain a genuine understanding of dementia, get a diagnosis from their GP and to get support from the Dementia Wellbeing Service”.
You can now view the films from our homepage or via our YouTube channel and hardcopies are available from 0117 904 5151
Posted at 09:16 on 01/08/2017
BREAKING NEWS! Our new short films talking about dementia and how you get can support in Bristol are now live!
Please click on the links under 'Dementia - Your questions answered' above
Posted at 16:11 on 31/07/2017
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