Creating Age-friendly Communities

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Project
Creating Age-friendly Communities
Organisation
LINK Community Transport
Grant Type
Exploration Grant
Amount
$50,000

Many older Melburnians are living better, more independent lives due to the transport services provided by Link Community Transport. Link’s safe and affordable transport service is reducing the social isolation of people with disability and older people living in Melbourne’s western and northern suburbs.

The on-demand door-to-door transport assists clients to attend social, recreational, healthcare and medical appointments, and family commitments. Having access to this type of transport service is enabling clients to live longer, more independently in their own homes and remain connected to the community.

Link is a social enterprise supported by volunteers, and a recent grant from Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation will see Link expand its services by trialling a new project titled Mobility as Solution. Link will connect to public transport services in Wyndham, Maribyrnong, Banyule and Darebin. It will also test on-demand transport for residents at three Baptcare residential aged care homes located in Werribee, Macleod and Footscray.