Spring 2022 Newsletter

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Spring 2022 Newsletter
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Additional Route on WLComBus

An additional route on WLComBus launches on 18 March. Passengers in Armadale will be able to access a second route to Morrisons and Lidl in Bathgate on Fridays 10am - 12pm. This will be route WB18. 

This has been added due to the popularity of this route on a Friday morning.

HcL gains Living Wage Accreditation 

At HcL we know that our staff are what make the service - from our dispatch team speaking with our customers, to our drivers supporting our passengers door-through-door, to our operational management ensuring our resources are where they need to be and our small core team behind the scenes.

We are proud to be a Living Wage Accredited Employer.

Trustee Vacancies

HcL are looking for 3 new Trustees to join our Board.

There is no doubt that being a trustee is one of the powerful ways in which you can contribute to your local community or to a cause you really care about. As a trustee at HcL, you will play an integral part in shaping our sector and in ensuring that HcL adheres closely to our 5 year Strategy in the interests of its beneficiaries, supporting members to provide accessible and inclusive transport to the community. This is an opportunity to bring your experience insight on the unique issues facing community transport organisations in the Lothians area to the fore.

Experience Required: commitment to the values of HcL, we are interested in volunteers with relevant experience in transport across the UK, human resources and the legal framework in which we operate, but equally we are keen to talk to people who can bring their lived experience to the charity. Trustees should also have time available to support with scrutinising and approving papers, support risk management and be able to use their expertise to support the new 5-year strategy for HcL.

For a chat about the role and nomination process, please contact Kelvin Cochrane, Chief Executive, on 0131 447 9953 or at kelvin.cochrane@handicabs.org.uk

ASDA Straiton - Green Token Vote

HcL are in the Green Token Vote until 31 January at ASDA Straiton. 

Please pick up a green token when in store and vote for us when shopping.

You can also click on this link to vote online, which you can vote through every week. 

https://www.asda.com/green-tokens/store?store=4440

ASDA Straiton
Green token vote
to support Dial-A-Bus
In Midlothian

HcL continues to offer FREE transport for those with mobility challenges to access Covid vaccine and booster appointments

We continue to offer FREE transport for people with mobility challenges to get to their vaccine appointments and boosters until 30 April 2022. 

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, but you will need to register to use this service (but it is quick and free).

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.

Call 0131 447 9949 for transport in Edinburgh, East Lothian or Midlothian and 01506 633953 for transport in West Lothian.


HcL has been providing vaccine transport for free for people with mobility challenges across Edinburgh and the Lothians since January 2021. We are proud to have supported hundreds of people to get to and from their vaccine appointment safely.

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