Vouchers offered to cover cost of trips to vaccination centres – South London News

By Lizzie Could

A taxi firm has donated free round-trip vouchers to assist older people who find themselves not capable of get to their vaccination appointments.

Age UK Lewisham and Southwark has teamed up with Uber to supply as much as £15 off spherical journeys to a number of the most weak individuals to get their Covid-19 vaccination.

The provide covers journeys to 6 London mass-vaccination centres, together with the Excel Centre in Greenwich and Westfield Stratford Metropolis.

The Lewisham and Southwark department of the charity are providing to guide the spherical journeys on behalf of people that can’t journey to their appointments themselves.

Have you learnt an older individual in Lewisham/Southwark who can’t get to their Vaccination appointment?@Uber has generously donated some vouchers so now we will guide a spherical journey freed from cost @LASwark @BlackfriarsSett @Time_Talents @SwarkPensioners

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— Age UK Lewisham & Southwark (@AgeUKLS) February 16, 2021

Hannorah Lee, Director of Partnerships at Age UK mentioned: “This has been an especially difficult time for tens of millions of older individuals throughout the nation.

“Many have spent virtually a yr shielding and lacking out on seeing their family members in a bid to scale back their threat.

“We’re extraordinarily grateful to Uber for giving free journeys to Age UK, in order that the place attainable, we will assist our volunteers to assist older individuals get to their vaccination appointments.

“This can actually assist make sure that as many older individuals as attainable are vaccinated.”

Passengers trying to make use of the discounted journey must enter a promotion code within the pockets part of the Uber app.

The codes match to particular locations which might be requested by the consumer, for instance they’d use UBERUKEX for the Excel Centre and UBERUKED for Westfield.

Age UK is at present figuring out extra areas inside its community of native charities to try to assist extra older people who find themselves as a consequence of get the vaccine.

Jamie Heywood, regional Basic Supervisor at Uber mentioned: “It’s very important that essentially the most weak individuals in our society are vaccinated in opposition to the virus as quickly as attainable.

“We need to assist take away any limitations that might forestall them from travelling safely to get their jab.”

Those that this is applicable to in Lewisham and Southwark are inspired to name 020 7358 4077 for the free journey.

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