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SIT? Getting There - Older people telling their stories of the role of community transport in their lives

Last Updated: Wednesday 8 November 2017

This paper shows extracts from a selection of the conversations which CTA held with over 100 older people. Throughout the conversations people made it clear that transport is central to their ability to live independent lives. It is evident that getting out and about, meeting other people and access to services such as shops and NHS facilities – things which younger and able bodied people take for granted – become more important factors in people’s lives as they become older, grow more frail and find their abilities diminishing. Despite the inevitable decline in people’s physical condition older people are often determined to remain active and mix with others but usually need some assistance.