Easy Travel (Leeds) Ltd

We are a specialist private hire (Taxi) company who transport people with physical or mental health disability or people who are vulnerable. Drivers and Passenger Assistant are highly trained including Dementia Awareness. E

Updated:
21 August 2018
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Transport Sector
Local Alliances:
Leeds 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?

By ensuring that a persons transport needs are fully met in a professional and friendly manner. We also strive to ensure that our customers have the best transport experience possible using friendly approachable drivers who understand the needs of an individual and exceed their expectations. We also want to ensure parents or carers have the confidence in allowing us to provide safe and comfortable transport allowing people to access services and venues that they want and need.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

Ensuring all staff have suitable knowledge and skills to provide transport tailored to an individuals needs

Lack of or insufficient information from organisations or carers about the passenger to allow our drivers to better serve the customers needs 

Organisations not allowing sufficient time to allow us to fully meet a passengers transport need.

People's perception that all taxi/private hire drivers are the same, and dont care or do not understand a persons individual needs

Member website

www.easytravelleeds.com

2. Actions

  • Ensure all staff have an awareness and understanding of Dementia

    Provide Dementia Awareness Sessions including Dementia Friends. All staff to receive a copy of the Dementia Friendly Taxi Guide and work to its guidelines.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Try to remove preconceptions about dementia

    Encourage staff, their family and friends to discus dementia and share experiences.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Remove Prejudice

    Provide learning & instruction to staff that will help eliminate prejudice irrespective of a persons ability or differences

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Raise the awareness of the Dementia Friends Initiative

    Display Working Toward Dementia Friendly sticker on all our vehicles

    Status:
    Uncompleted