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Shencare AGM 2017

Shencare Community Transport will hold this years AGM on Monday 18th September at 13.30.

VenueCastlecroft Residential Care Home, Castle Road, Weoley Castle, Birmingham B29 5HF

 

Welcome to our New Manager

Trustees have agreed to restructure the Management and Supervisory roles within the charity.

Shencare Community are pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Lakin as Operations Manager from September 1st 2016.

Paul has many years of Operational experience in Wheelchair Accessible Transport and will, undoubtedly, be a valuable addition to the team.

Department for Transport’s Community Transport Minibus Fund

Shencare is delighted to announce that we have been successful in our application to the Department for Transport’s Community Transport Minibus Fund.

The Government has set aside £24 million to provide Community Transport operators with a new minibus in Round one of this funding. A stringent application process has been held to ensure that the fund will benefit the local community that we serve. The RT. HON. Patrick McLoughlin, Secretary of State for Transport said ” These providers lie at the heart of the communities that they serve – getting people to hospitals, towns and shops and supporting groups like Guides and Scouts. They are particularly important in rural and isolated areas, helping people to get around and participate in local life.”

We have taken delivery of our new wheelchair accessible Mercedes Sprinter that has been fully adapted for our clients needs.  Initial reaction from our service users and drivers has been extremely positive.

 

 

 

 

Shencare Awarded PQASSO Quality Mark

We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the Pqasso Quality Mark at Level 1.

This quality standard is the recognised quality mark for the Third Sector and has been achieved following a total review of the charity’s policies and procedures. Shencare has been assessed using a quality system endorsed by the Charity Commission.

Trustees are pleased to record their appreciation of the very hard work done by staff and volunteers in gaining this prestigious award. Clients will have confidence in being part of a professional organisation.

Driving The Community Forward

Community groups in South West Birmingham now have more opportunities to get out and about, thanks to a new community bus provided by Shencare.

Shencare, who have been providing wheelchair accessible passenger transport to groups and individuals in South-West Birmingham for almost 30 years, will provide  local people’s access to fresh food, leisure facilities – including swimming and Tai Chi – socializing networks and healthy living education.    This service will continue  the pilot project that has now ended following our partnership with Centro and their Social Inclusion Fund ‘Community Insiders’ project.

Shencare C.E.O. Chris Busst said: “We are very pleased to announce the continuation of this project that will make it possible for more people living within the south-west of Birmingham to live healthier, happier lives.”

He added: “We are now seeking to consult with further potential user groups in the area who feel that they would benefit from the facility of accessible minibuses.”

Anyone interested in finding out more about the project or booking the minibus should contact Chris Busst, Chief Executive Officer, or Geoff Pell, Operations Co-ordinator, on 0121 476 1816 or by e-mail on shencarevt@yahoo.co.uk.

North Birmingham Community Bus Partnership

Shencare is delighted to announce the success of its application to Centro for funding support to its initiative in operating the Shencare model, in the north of the city.

This successful application was made in partnership with Age UK Birmingham and is designed to provide accessible transport facilities to people who find existing provision unsuitable.

If you or anyone you know would like further information about the scheme, please contact us via the contact page.

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