The minibus is available for local community groups to hire and offers safe and secure transport for dedicated social excursions in an accessible vehicle.
We offer a range of social excursions including local places of interest, garden centres and markets. Recent trips have included Bents Garden Centre, Bury Market and local museums and galleries such as the Imperial War Museum North, Ordsall Hall and The Lowry Theatre and Shopping Centre. We also offer trips to Blackpool, Southport and York.
The Minibus offers
- 16 seat minibus with tail lift and wheelchair facilities
- Fully trained professional drivers qualified to MiDAS standards
- Expert assistance with helping passengers on and off the bus
- Collection from and return to a pre-arranged site or to home
The seats can be adjusted according to the needs of the passengers. The minibus can hold up to 3 fixed wheelchairs and carry more passengers who use a wheelchair but can be safely transferred to a seat on the bus. All drivers are fully trained in the safe handling of wheelchairs, mobility aids and the wheelchair tie-down procedure.
(The minibus is unable to carry motorised wheelchairs and scooters for safety and weight restriction reasons).
The minibus can be privately hired for social excursions and the trips include collection from one prearranged point and return. The cost to hire the minibus and driver is £40/hour.
For all enquiries and further information on the available social trips, please contact our minibus co-ordinator on 0161 737 5989