Newsletter Issue 22

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FREE Vaccine Transport

We are delighted to share that we are offering FREE transport for people with mobility challenges to get their vaccine injections. 

Any person who has challenges with getting out and about due to age, disability, heath issues (short-term or long-term), additional support needs or geographic remoteness is eligible to use the service. You do not need to be already registered with HcL.

This is of course subject to availability so call the relevant office as soon as you have your appointment and we will do our very best to help get you to your appointment and home safely.


Please note you will need to register to use this service but it is quick and free.

Call 0131 447 9949 for transport in Edinburgh, East Lothian or Midlothian 

Call 01506 633336 for transport in West Lothian.

Transporting Passengers to vaccine appointment
Transporting nurses to administer vaccines 


HcL is one of the 5 Community Transport groups that make up ECTOG.

Working alongside Dove Transport (The Dove Centre); Lothian Community Transport Services (LCTS);  Pilton Equalities Project (PEP); and SEAG (South Edinburgh Amenities Group) with City of Edinburgh Council.

Together we supported charities and organisation in the distribution of food parcels and meals to people across Edinburgh during 2020 in response to the pandemic.

Full report is available on request.



Dial-A-Bus Update 5/1/21

Following the announcement on 04/01/2021 by the Scottish Government, we can confirm that Dial-A-Ride is operational and can take you to Hospital nd other medical appointments, to shops and to funerals, if required.

Just give either office a call to book:

West Lothian - 01506 633953

Edinburgh / Midlothian / East Lothian - 0131 447 9949


Frederick Street Coop; Raeburn Place Coop and Coop Funeralcare Queensferry Road

We are delighted to be chosen as one of Frederick Street and Raeburn Place Coops charities until October 2021. We have also been chosen as a charity by Coop Funeralcare Queensferry Road (also known as W T Dunbar & Sons). 

All Coop Members can select a charity and the charity gets 2p for every 1 you spend for 12 months. You can also choose to donate your 2p rewards you earn and donate them to your chosen charity.

Please register online, if you are not already a member - https://www.coop.co.uk/membership

We would love it if you could select HcL Transport. If you are already a member and have not selected a charity please do log in and select HcL. You can select HcL as your charity, even if you do not shop in these stores.

https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/43155


Nominate HcL and help us win funding

Please nominate HcL to win funding from SEIB Insurance. Nominations close 12 January.

Our charity number is SC013906.


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