With local authority budgets under constant pressure, the Norse Transport Division represents a cost-effective solution to a wide range of public service operations. The Transport Division within Norse has been operating across Norfolk and Suffolk for over 40 years, and more recently in Medway. Services include: Minibus Passenger Transport - daily services are provided to local authority community and children's services, transporting people with learning difficulties, older people to day services and children to schools and colleges. School/College Coach Transport - daily transport is provided for children to get them to schools and colleges. This service also provides swimming trips to schools and excursions to London and various residential centres around the country. In addition, we also offer transport to and from activity trips, such as the 'Send Your School Soaring' initiative by High Altitude. Bus services - local bus services are provided in Suffolk, using DDA compliant double and single deck buses. Delivery Services - we have been providing a daily delivery service of post, printed materials and equipment that keeps vulnerable people safe at home since 2006. For further details of our Care Equipment Service click here. In addition to this we also provide a soiled/clean linen collection/delivery service to people who have been discharged from hospital with incontinence problems. Fleet Management - a comprehensive operation that includes vehicle purchase/contract hire/leasing; servicing and maintenance scheduling; accident management and employee driving standards assessment programmes; vehicle remarketing; insurance; and breakdown services. For the third year running, Norse Commercial Services' Transport Division has been awarded accreditation under an award winning initiative which has been developed by Freight Transport Association (FTA). 'Van Excellence' is an industry-led initiative, in conjunction with some of the UK's leading van operators, which aims to: Enhance standards of van operator compliance Raise standards within the industry Improve the perception of vans and light commercial vehicles Enhance the reputation of organisations operating van fleets The award is only made following an independent audit covering two aspects of vehicle operations: Vehicle related understanding including, roadworthiness, safe working environment, vehicle standards, and administration; and driver related undertakings, including licensing, behaviour, compliance, competence, training, and identification. Norse is one of the first 50 operators in the region to receive the Van Excellence accreditation. The award covers Norse's Norwich based fleet operations, which include around 500 vans and minibuses. Nationally, Norse operates a fleet of 1700 vehicles through its Head Office and UK subsidiaries.
- 10 September 2018
- East of England
- Care, Children Young People and Students, Schools, Transport Sector
- Local Alliances:
- Norwich City Dementia Action Alliance
1. Action Plan
1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?
All our Minibus Drivers to be trained in dementia awareness.
Norse intends to put "Supporting Dementia Friendly Norwich" stickers in 200 transports.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
To Achieve all our staff are Properly trained in all areaes
Dementia Awareness Training for Drivers
To offer training to all our drivers and increase awareness about dementia.
- Being implemented
2018 - Second Quarter Update
Training has been arranged for 16 of my Drivers at Fifers Lane on Friday 11thMay 2018
We will appoint a Dementia Champion within our organisation who can help in delivering staff training.
Join the Norwich Dementia Action Alliance
As a member, we will support the work of the alliance and help in increasing the profile of dementia in Norfolk.