We’re hosting a community meeting on Wednesday 25 October to discuss ways to ensure safe, reliable and predictable personalised transport services in Toowoomba.
Personalised transport includes taxis, maxi taxis, limousine services and ride-booking services.
Spinal Life Australia Chief Advisor – Government, John Mayo, said the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) had increased for wheelchair accessible personalised transport in the region.
“We are concerned about the future availability of personalised transport options in a changing landscape that includes recent reforms to legislation,” he said.
“Availability of accessible transport is critical for disability and ageing populations so they can continue to work, socialise and be part of their communities.
“We are calling on our members and the community to share their concerns with us, so we can gain more insight into the experiences of people who require accessible personalised transport.”
John said the discussion was vital to understand current issues, and how each level of government could work to provide security and certainty around the number of wheelchair accessible vehicles available in the region.
Feedback gained at the forum will be provided to the State Government in combination with the results of a recent state-wide member survey that Spinal Life Australia has conducted on the issue.
Federal and State Members of Parliament have been invited to attend the meeting, as well as Council representatives, Spinal Life Australia members and community organisations.
Date: Wednesday 25 October, 2017
Time: 5.30pm for a 6pm start (meeting concludes at 7.30pm)
Venue: Second floor, Toowoomba City Library
To RSVP for the event, click here.