Are you over the age of age of 50 or know anyone 50+ who would benefit from being out and about more? Feeling lonely or isolated and looking for an opportunity to re-engage with your community and meet new people? Our community partner Ambition, Aspire, Achieve, have started a fabulous project aimed at providing those aged 50 and over with an opportunity to combat loneliness by engaging in social interaction with others in a safe, friendly environment. They will be hosting Sunday Lunches at the ‘Terence Brown Arc’ in Newham where attendees can enjoy a delicious hot meal and participate in various activities, enjoy guest speakers all while making new friends. Please help us spread the word of this opportunity by passing the information on to any individuals that would benefit from an opportunity like this; for further information please contact Jackie on 0207 511 4253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have been busy at Community Transport, so busy that we can’t believe we are in the month of March already! How did January and February go past so quickly??? Anyway, busy or not there is now way we could let today come and not take the time to wish every one of the amazing women on our team Happy International Women’s Day!
Community Transport was started over 20 years ago by a woman who saw a need in the community and set about to fulfil it by offering affordable and accessible transport to the community; now in 2018 her dream is still going strong and fuelled by a cadre of vibrant, strong and PHENOMENAL women that represent our diverse community and are represented in every area of the business. From our director to our women drivers, from the boardroom to the on-road crews we SALUTE YOU and we thank you for your invaluable contribution that keeps the charity going and helps us to keep surpassing every goal and expectation we set. We ROCK because of you #Happy IWD2018
Community Transport Waltham Forest wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2018! We look forward to working with all of our partners in Waltham Forest & Newham to continue to build and grow our communities.
The Festive season is almost here and we at Community Transport have planned a variety of trip options for our Excursion Club Members in Waltham Forest & Newham. From enjoying a day of shopping at numerous out of borough Garden Centres to exploring the city’s renowned museums and evening tours of the amazing Lights displays; we have done our best to ensure the elderly in both boroughs have options to feel part of the Festive spirit and remain active in their communities.
Becoming a part of this service is easy, simply complete and return our membership form which can be found here for Waltham Forest residents and for those in Newham you can request a form by contacting us on 0208 521 0665 or email email@example.com.
Further to the start of our Big Day Out challenge series with Challenge 1 undertaken by Alison, our Fleet Supervisor, who bravely took on the Three Peaks Climb, our dedicated staff are now preparing to ‘Swim the the River Lee’ for Challenge 2. Sharon Sango, lead Trainer of our Driving School, and Ian Raven, CTWF Community Driver, have been diligently training over the last 6 weeks for this event where they will swim the equivalent length along the River Lee from the Ferry Boat Inn in Tottenham to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at the London Aquatics Centre on Monday 05th June.
Sharon brings her childhood love of swimming to the fore, a keen swimming competitor in her school days aquatic challenges are not new and she has successfully completed similar events here in the UK and on family holidays to the Caribbean where she would set (and excel at) personal challenges to swim between the islands of the Grenadines ‘just because she could’.
Ian has a similar love of the water and combined with the altruistic goal of the event willing teamed up with Sharon to collectively help CTWF raise awareness and funds for the Big Day out 2017. Every donation goes a long way to helping the most disadvantaged children in our communities to enjoy experiences,such as an all inclusive day at the seaside, that most people take for granted; so please support our efforts and visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SharonSango and donate what you can towards our Big Day Out Challenge.
Community Transport are actively recruiting drivers to join our team. Our organisation is seeking drivers with a D1 licence and valid DBS certificate to work across the boroughs of Waltham Forest, Newham & Tower Hamlets. Drivers must be available to work a variety of shifts including, morning, evening and weekends.
Candidate Description & Qualifications:
- Have held a full clean driving licence for a minimum of 3years with a D1 qualification
- Experience in transporting people with a strong ethos toward providing excellent customer service
- Experience working with service users with special needs (e.g. people with physical and learning/mental disabilities)
- Valid DBS (formerly CRB) certificate
- Local knowledge of at least one of the boroughs outlined above (essential)
The successful candidate will join an innovative organisation who are passionate about their employees and the community, paid a competitive rate, provided with appropriate career training where required and have the opportunity to join a reputable pension scheme.