Community Transport Company named best in the business

Community Transport Company volunteer Judith pictured last year with one of the service’s transport vehicles.

THE Mid North Coast’s own community transport service, The Community Transport Company, has won the Community Transport Service of the Year Award for 2023 at the recent annual industry conference held in Port Macquarie.

The Community Transport Company was recognised for its significant social impact – valued at $110 million per year – given to the community through the work it does to provide access for all members of the community.

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Over the last year The Community Transport Company has extended its services to the Far North Coast in the Tweed, Byron and Ballina local government areas, and now provides over 150,000 trips to over 12,000 people.

CEO Bethany Langford says the fantastic service and result was down to the amazing volunteers who are out on the road every day.

“We have over 150 volunteers who are highly trained in safety, assisting people with mobility issues, and providing services to people who experience transport insecurity.

“They are an incredible bunch of people who work from dawn to dusk, and they love what they do for the community,” Miss Langford said.

The Community Transport Company provides transport for people who experience transport insecurity.

These people might be frail, aged, have a disability or live in geographical or socially isolation.

The Community Transport Company has been lauded for its distinctive branding which reflects a conscious decision to defy typical aged care imagery.

By promoting a powerful and autonomous image for older individuals, it seeks to reshape society’s
view of ageing.

“Our values are ‘Love, Leadership, Impact, Fearlessness and Excellence’.

“We’re not afraid to think outside the box and challenge the usual stereotypes of assisted transport and ageing,” Miss Langford said.

Anyone wishing to volunteer for The Community Transport Company can call 1300 812 504 and will be supported with training, uniforms and reimbursements for out-of-pocket expenses.

Anyone needing transport can call 1300 812 504 for more information.

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