A new service aimed at providing transport options to those with brain or spinal cord injuries will go ahead after being launched in Dubbo yesterday.
LIFT, a pilot program that will run until September later this year, will provide transport to those afflicted with injuries that limit or restrict their mobility through an app service and give them transport to social and recreational activities.
The program is the result of a partnership between icare NSW, SwiftFare, Dubbo Regional Council, the NSW Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program and Western Rural Spinal Cord Injury service and LiveBetter Community Services.
The icare Foundation have donated $180,000 to the program and Care Services Team Leader Geraldine Waters says the program was designed to meet the needs of lifetime care participants who want to be more involved in social activities in the Dubbo community.
"LIFT will provide a service to those who don't just want transport during business hours but need an out of hours option as well," Ms Waters said.
"The service was shaped by potential users, so we know that it is designed to meet their specific needs."
"Getting this pilot up and running is a great example of how effective partnerships between organisations can work when there is an end goal in mind."
Those interested in signing up to the pilot program project, or looking to learn more about how the project can help them or others, can call LiveBetter transport on 6882 7711 or through the SwiftFare on-demand transport platform.