Rural Lift for South West Fermanagh
Rural Lift’s success is built through our commitment to reducing social exclusions with a well-trained positive team to provide affordable, accessible, reliable transport services.
|Contact Name||Anita Flanagan|
|Address||42 Enniskillen Business Centre
Lackaghaboy Industrial Estate
|Telephone||028 6632 4260
075 2566 9465
|Operational Area||South West Fermanagh|
Who is Rural Lift for South West Fermanagh?
Rural Lift for South West Fermanagh’s aim has always been to “provide affordable, accessible transport in rural areas”. This has been achieved to date with a number of different services that are available. The Dial a Lift service was established in January 2000 and is currently fully funded through the Rural Transport Fund and has over 800 members with many of these members using the service a number of times each week. This is a door-to-door service for those who live in rural areas and are isolated due to lack of transport. We provide this service using a mixture of services including 7 minibuses, social car drivers and local taxi operators.
Rural Lift for South West Fermanagh also provides a successful group hire scheme and at present have more than 157 groups as members. All 7 of our accessible minibuses are available for community and voluntary groups to hire at an affordable rate therefore making services and activities more accessible.
We offer a number of training and volunteering opportunities so contact the office for more information.
What transport services are available?
Rural Lift provides a range of transport service options tailored to suit individual and group travel requirements:
- For individuals there are the Dial a Lift and Social Car schemes providing door to door travel, either in Rural Lift minibuses or by car with vetted volunteers.
- For groups, our 16 seater minibuses are available for hire either with a Rural Lift driver or on a hire without driver. Please note that all drivers must hold a valid Midas certificate and be registered with Rural Lift.
How to access Rural Lift services:
In order to use Rural Lift you will need to register as a member. Joining Rural Lift is easy – just contact the office and our staff will be happy to talk you through the registration process. Membership to Rural Lift is free per for individuals and £20 per annum for groups.
Once you have signed up as a member, simply contact the office to book your transport giving as much notice as possible. We will do our very best to have a vehicle available for you.
How much does it cost to travel?
Members with valid Smart Passes can travel for free or half fare on Dial a Lift services through the Assisted Rural Travel Scheme (ARTS) pilot in operation until March 2015. Other services – for individuals and groups – are priced affordably.
Rural Lift provides a range of approved and accredited transport training programmes to member groups and individuals, including;
- Midas Driver Training
- Passenger Assistant Training
- Midas Car & MPV
- Fire Evacutaion
Current Volunteer Opportunities:
Rural Lift has a rolling volunteer recruitment programme with a range of opportunities and positions within the organisation. We welcome all enquiries from individuals interested in becoming volunteers.
Positions currently open include;
- Committee member
- Minibus driver
- Social Car Driver
- Passenger Assistant