Transport to Health in Aneurin Bevan Grant Fund

The Transport to Health project has been set up to support community transport across the Anuerin Bevan University Health Board area (Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport, South Powys and Torfaen).

Aneurin Bevan UHB wins at the Community Transport Awards 2021

TVA is proud to announce that one of its partnership projects, ‘Transport to Health’, scooped the Community Transport Champion Award at the British Community Transport Awards last week for the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.

 

TVA are partners with this Health Board-funded project working with ABUHB, CTA, GAVO and PAVO to develop and support community transport provision across the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board area. The Regional Community Transport Coordinator, Faye Mear, is working with new and existing community transport schemes across Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport, South Powys and Torfaen to develop and enhance services that will help residents access healthcare settings. As part of the project, grant funding of up to £10,000 is available for not-for-profit organisations looking to develop or grow transport services to support patients, visitors or staff.

 
 

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board was nominated in the Community Transport Champion category for their investment in, and support for, community transport providers in their local area, through setting up and expanding transport to health services. The Award Judges were impressed by the Health Board’s determination to support community transport by investing in the sector, creating the Transport to Health grant fund, to make sure local Community Transport providers are given the resources they need to meet this important challenge.

 

Since the project was launched in earlier this year, six transport projects have benefitted, including two brand new initiatives – a shuttle bus being launched by The Parish Trust in Trethomas and a volunteer car scheme by Cymru Creations in Tredegar. Existing community transport schemes have also benefitted, including Age Connects Torfaen who have extended their accessible transport service to provide transport to hospital appointments as well as a ‘vaxi-taxi’ to get the older people of Torfaen to their C19 boosters and flu jabs. Llanwrtyd Wells CT in Powys have received funding to subsidise the long journeys required by patients needing to get to ABUHB hospitals for specialist treatments and Disability Can Do based in Pontllanfraith are extending the pilot ‘Can Do Transport’ scheme they launched before the Pandemic and will be able to invest in an additional accessible vehicle.

“The judges wanted the shortlist for this category to represent and recognise the full breadth of ways in which someone can champion and support Community Transport”, said Bill Freeman, the CEO of CTAUK.

Our judges were impressed with our winner’s determination to support #CommunityTransport in their local area – clearly invested in the enormous benefits the sector can bring! #CTAwards21

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