We believe this is what community transport is all about, helping groups to create opportunities for active elderly people to participate fully in activities
The driver is very pleasant and takes me directly to my door. He takes great care of people. It is the best thing to happen in my life and I mean that from my heart.
Prior to the introduction of KCT I was isolated, depressed and lonely. I had nothing to live for. Now the bus collects me at the door, brings me to the post office, then on to the community centre. KCT is a social outlet. It allows me to meet my friends, and live a full life whilst living independently in my own home
It has been well documented that the success of any day care centre depends on the provision of transport, which in the case of Castleisland day care centre is coordinated and delivered by KCT. This involves collecting our clients from their homes and bringing them to the centre with the assistance of Personal Assistants.
I really appreciate the service. I don’t have much business in town but it breaks up the day. I can get my hair cut; if it’s a day for the doctor I’ll see my doctor. I go to Mass on Sunday; I go with my son but he’s busy with work and his time is regular and he can’t always be there. If he’s going and isn’t busy he’ll take me. My daughter is too far away in Cork and I live on my own. I stopped driving at 76 because of my eyes but I am a very inde¬pendent person and I miss it a lot. I think the socialising part of Kerry Community Transport is very important, because it helps you from getting depressed; it’s not good if you are on your own. All my old neighbours are gone and the young¬er people have all gone to work. I don’t see many people and in the daytime I am home by myself
Without transportation events such as the Tea Dances could not go ahead as most of our group members are dependent on others for transportation, it is most unlikely that they would be in a position to engage the services of friends and family members to transport them the long distances involved in attending the Tea dances in the various location in Mid and South Kerry.
Thank you for your good support over the year and the excellent service provided this year. Without your support the clubs would not be able to access as much as they could this year
The provision of transport has impacted hugely on our service. Without this provision we would not be in a position to offer afterschool services. Parents would not be in a position to pay full cost of transport in addition to increase in Childcare costs due to less of staffing grants.
We are delighted KCT can provide the afterschool transport service for us. It is a professional reliable service providing ease of mind for our service and our parents
Without Community Transport, it’s isolation for us people in rural areas. Total isolation – which could lead to depression
Quiet Happy, one phone call will confirm collection at the front door, very useful for doctor appointments and weekly shopping and visiting neighbors in Dingle