Older People's Commissioner Visit
On Friday 8th June, the newly appointed Older People’s Commissioner, Sarah Rochira, took a trip aboard Bwcabus to chat with some of our passengers and to find out what the Bwcabus Service means to them.
Sarah Rochira said: “It has been a privilege to meet with so many wonderful older people across Wales in my first week as Older People’s Commissioner, to find out more about what makes a positive difference to their lives. “
“The Bwcabus is clearly so much more than public transport – it’s a place where people meet, catch up with each other and the local news. For many older people, it’s their community hall.”
“What is so impressive about this service is that it combines delivering a practical, tailor-made rural transport service with mainstream public transport services, ensuring that, with one phone call and one ticket, people can not only get around their local communities, but almost the whole of Wales.”
“Many people told me that without this bus they simply wouldn’t go out, wouldn’t go to their GP, or would have had to move away from their friends and family. The Bwcabus makes such a difference to people’s quality of life and wellbeing, keeping so many older people healthy, safe and well.”
The Commissioner has been blogging during her visit around Wales and to see her comments regarding the Bwcabus Project follow this link
For further information about the Commissioner, follow this link the Commission’s website:http://www.olderpeoplewales.com/en/home.aspx