College minibuses are helping to deliver care to the elderly

Published: April 3, 2020

Telford College’s minibuses are being used to provide vital care for elderly and vulnerable people during the coronavirus crisis.

The college has loaned its two 16-seater vehicles to The Wrekin Housing Group, to transport staff to its 10 extra care schemes, around Telford, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Cannock, Stafford and Wolverhampton.

David Wells, executive director for operational services at The Wrekin Housing Group, said: “This is a fantastic example of local organisations working together to help people most in need during these testing times.

The Telford College minibuses, which are on loan to The Wrekin Housing Group

“We are really thankful to Telford College for allowing us to use their minibuses.

“They will be put to good use helping to transport key care workers to our extra-care schemes, allowing them to continue delivering vital frontline social care and make a difference to people’s lives.”

Graham Guest, principal and chief executive of Telford College, said: “It’s important that everyone pulls together to help our communities through these unprecedented times.

“So we are delighted to have been able to make our two college minibuses available to the Wrekin Housing Group, allowing their staff to carry out such vital support work for society’s elderly and most vulnerable people.”