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For Disability Mobility get funding boost from councillor

April 19, 2017 8:54 PM

Rothwell councillor Stewart Golton (Lib Dem, Rothwell), has given local community group For Disability Mobility (FDM) £250 so they can keep transporting South Leeds' elderly and training other community transport drivers throughout the city.

FDM provide a community transport service for the elderly or infirm and run a social club, helping to reduce loneliness and social isolation by taking older residents out on trips to places such as West Yorkshire Playhouse, the cinema or even as far out as Chatsworth House and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

They also provide a training service for other minibus transports across Leeds, but this requires qualifications that can prove expensive to keep up. The funding comes from Cllr Golton's MICE budget which pays for local community projects and will fund the driver training for FDM volunteers.

Cllr Stewart Golton (Lib Dem, Rothwell) said: "I'm glad I could help the community group out with their request for funding for their driver training.

"I've known them for many years and their work is so important, allowing our elderly residents to get out of their houses and meeting up with friends. With this training, they'll be able to continue providing such a sterling service for more years to come."