Nick Gibb MP met Julian and Rachel Staddon from Driving Miss Daisy Bersted to learn more about the work that they do in the local community.
Driving Miss Daisy is a national franchise which has been established to provide transport and companionship to people who have mobility problems or are unable to drive but would like to retain their independence.
The Bersted franchise was launched in June 2017 and provides residents of Chichester and Bognor Regis with a driver and companionship service for family events, medical appointments and social trips. The service is linked with care homes, solicitors and the Dementia Hub in Tangmere and they are also able to provide hospital transportation in the case of delays with other services.
Julian and Rachel have two vehicles, both of which are adapted for wheelchairs.
Nick Gibb said, ‘I am delighted that Julian and Rachel have brought the Driving Miss Daisy franchise to the local area. This service makes such a difference to the lives of elderly people who want to retain their independence and the companionship and transportation they provide is so valuable.’