Older people and those with additional support needs in Beeston and Holbeck are being offered free door to door transport to GP and other health appointments.
The scheme is being trialled in South Leeds as part of the Connecting Leeds project and aims to cut the number of missed appointments which cost the NHS an average of £30 each.
People with a senior bus pass or blind or disabled card holders can call and book a ride from their home to their health destination. They will be met and assisted by specially trained drivers who will be able to help them with getting into and out of the vehicle and carrying any personal items.
The trial, which runs until 27 March 2020, will be free and operate in the Beeston and Holbeck. People using the trial will be expected to provide feedback following their journey which will then be used to help design the service in the future.
The service will operate between 8am-5pm seven days a week, journeys can be pre-booked any time up to 12 noon the day before the requested journey.
To book this service please call (0113) 378 2464 8am-4pm Monday to Friday or email: D2D.Hub@leeds.gov.uk