Support HcL


HcL Transport is a registered charity, set up in 1982 as Handicabs (Lothian), to provide accessible transport for people in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

We provide door-through-door transport services meeting personal mobility needs by providing the assistance needed at the start and end of a journey. This may be assisting people with getting their coat on or locking their door for them. It may be providing an arm as they walk out from their home to the bus. It may be ensuring that they are safely in their home after the journey. 

We provide support to people of any age who have mobility challenges. The includes elderly; people with disabilities and/or Additional Support Needs; people with health issues (long term or short term); and geographic remoteness.

We provide a service 365 days a year, evenings and weekends (subject to driver availability). Our 2 services – Dial-A-Ride and Dial-A-Bus help people to get out more, feel less isolated and to be more independent. 

Passengers tell us:

“I cannot overestimate how very good this service is, especially having the drivers take shopping in to the kitchen for me. I have several steps to my front door and being disabled I wouldn’t be able to manage this without their help. Office staff and drivers are always very helpful and cheerful.”

“I could not do without this service. The drivers are always very helpful, I appreciate everything they do for me”.

“Dial-A-Ride gives me the freedom to travel further afield with my wheelchair. The service is reliable, and the staff are not only helpful but very cheery.”