Disabled taxis, or wheelchair accessible taxis, can be booked by people who need a specially adapted car to help with their mobility problems. These cars are often called Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles, or WAVs.
Usually the drivers of these accessible taxis would greet their customers, and help them into the car, before driving them to their destination, taking payment and helping them out of the car, before going on to the next pick-up.
One common problem with disabled taxis is that people who require the use of one can prefer or need some extra help while out and about, either helping with mobility, companionship or just having a reassuring, friendly face around. Disabled taxis which just drop people off outside the hospital or shop can’t provide that.
That’s why Good Oaks started its’ Drivers service. Tapping into our existing expertise in providing a range of caring services, Good Oaks Drivers provide friendly, supportive assistance as much as required. From finding the right hospital ward, to getting the milk off the top shelf at the supermarket, Drivers are there throughout your outing.
Good Oaks’ car is a wheelchair accessible vehicle, which means it has a ramp which comes down from the back door, allowing easy access. There is a seat next to where the wheelchair rests for any other companions or carers, as well as the passenger seat in the front. All our Drivers are fully trained to use the wheelchair accessible taxi, which includes how to safely secure the wheelchair once it is in situ.
All of this comes at a cost comparable to disabled taxis and wheelchair accessible taxis. We charge in twenty minute blocks, and have a very easy fee structure that includes mileage.
Click here to find out more about our supported transport project. For more information or to make a booking, phone Tom, who manages the service, on 01202 786411.