On Friday 18th January, Midlothian North and Musselburgh MSP, Colin Beattie, visited the Handicabs Lothian branch in Loanhead to meet with the staff and find out more about the services on offer.
Handicabs Lothian offers a personal door-to-door service for people with various mobility challenges or suffering from a degree of social exclusion due to geographical remoteness or other factors. Handicabs Lothian also operates 7 days a week, including evenings.
After his visit on Friday, Mr Beattie commented:
“This is a versatile organisation which allows people that are unable to use other forms of public transport to be able to travel around and still be active within the community. The vehicles that are used are fantastic and are all of high quality.
“This charity offers great flexibility to accommodate all users and all the drivers and staff are happy to help as best they can.
“I encourage everyone to consider using Handicabs Lothian or pass on the detail to someone who may be vulnerable.”
Chief Executive of Handicabs Lothian, Kelvin Cochrane said:
“We are in the process of raising awareness of HcL’s services in the Lothians. It is very much appreciated that Colin took time out of his busy schedule to visit HcL’s premises and see the service first hand. The services HcL operates are vital to our users , it gives them independence allowing them to go where they want , when they want in a safe environment.”