Transport support available in Cleve, Kimba

TRANSPORT: Errol Schuster and Peter Rehn are volunteer drivers for the Red Cross.
TRANSPORT: Errol Schuster and Peter Rehn are volunteer drivers for the Red Cross.

Residents in Cleve and Kimba are being encouraged to make use of the Red Cross volunteer transport drivers available in their areas.

The service enables residents to remain independent and connected as well as providing valuable transport assistance to those who are unable to access transport themselves.

This services helps people to participate and be included in social activities, attend community events and appointments, to shop, visit family or friends, whatever is needed for their wellbeing.

Predominantly used for medical transport, the service can also be used for social outings.

Volunteer driver Peter Rehn completed his first drive on Tuesday, taking a woman from Cowell to Whyalla to visit her family and do some shopping.

“There are about five volunteer drivers in the area, and there are drives normally every third or fourth day,” Mr Rehn said.

However, the volunteers would like to see more individuals who are unable to transport themselves take advantage of the services.

The trips do not necessarily need to be long distances, they could just be around town, with minimal costs for trips.

The volunteers usually require minimal notice to book transport, which is done through the regional office in Port Lincoln.

Red Cross volunteer transport services are also available in Adelaide, from the airport to accommodation, or to any appointments or activities.

For more information on the Red Cross volunteer transport service or to book transport, call the Port Lincoln regional office on 8683 0551.