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Transport service to close at the end of March

14 January 2019
It is with deep regret that we must announce our transport service will be closing from the end of March 2019.

Whilst our two key services, the equipment centre and driving centre, are doing well in the current tough economic climate, transport continues to lose money, as trustee Mike Thompson explains: “We have thought long and hard before making this difficult decision,” he said. “The charity is very grateful to all of our customers that have used the service over the years, but I am afraid we simply cannot continue to incur the significant costs that running such a complex service entails.

“We have looked at all of the options to try and keep the transport service going but unfortunately we cannot find a way to do so without substantial funding, which is not available from either external sources or from within the charity.”

The equipment centre and driving centre based at the Woodside Centre, Welwyn Garden City, will continue to help older and disabled people maintain their independence in Herts, Beds, Bucks and beyond. 

The equipment centre was refurbished last year and stocks a huge array of mobility products, including wheelchairs, mobility scooters, rise and recline chairs and bathing and kitchen equipment. The driving centre provides driving lessons, assessments and fitness to drive tests. HAD also provides information and advice.