Fair-Ride operated in Leeds for people over the age of 50 years, possibly experiencing isolation. As a non-profit making social enterprise (managed by Association of Blind Asiana (ABA) – Charity No: 1042621) it utilised volunteer drivers who use their own vehicles to provide journeys. Fair-Ride aimed to offer a friendly and personalised service to help people get out an about whether it be for appointments, trips to the shops or for social activities.
This scheme was not intended to compete with other transport services such as busses or taxis. It was intended as a community support service for vulnerable people to support them to have a higher level of independence and quality of life.
It was a very successful scheme and ABA had many vulnerable people who benefitted.