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ECT and AGE UK Bring Ealing Residents Together to Celebrate

June 17, 2022

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Ealing Community Transport (ECT) and AGE UK got together to make the Queen’s Jubilee happen for older people in Ealing.  Members of AGE UK's centre in Greenford had the chance to take part in a community high tea thanks to ECT, whose green minibuses provided the transport to pick them up from thier homes. In total 160 miles were travelled to make this happen.

Fayyaz A. Dar, General Manager at ECT says; “The Jubilee is a time for community but we know through our work that many struggle to stay connected to the communities they’ve been living in their whole lives. We can change that and we’re thrilled to be able to help Age UK members be part of something really special for the Jubilee.”

The event, part of the combating Isolation and Loneliness Project saw over 100 people  take part, this included people with varying mobility issues ranging from “free walkers” to individuals on mobility scooters. June plays host to National loneliness Week. 1.4 million older people in the UK are often lonely. Helping older people reclaim their lives and hold on to their independence is both physically and mentally vital when challenging and combatting loneliness. It is with the support of local organisations on the ground that communities can help one another.

Ealing Community Transport has been bussing the community for 30 years and works regularly with Age UK helping their members get from A to B, as well as taking part in frequent day trips.

With a fleet of 65 vehicles and 68 drivers the charity makes staying independent and feeling connected possible for many vulnerable and older people living in the borough.

To find out how Ealing Community Transport can help you or your relative get moving email us: info@ectcharity.co.uk


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