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Council continues to provide essential transport to vulnerable residents

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Warrumbungle Shire Council, through its Community Care service, is still able to provide reliable transport for essential appointments for those in need. ‚Äč

Warrumbungle Community Care (WCC), provides community transport services for the frail aged, people with a disability and their carers to assist them to continue living independently in their own homes. WCC is auspiced by Warrumbungle Shire Council and provides local and out of town transport for local residents to attend doctors, specialist and other appointments. A bus service also provides regular trips to regional centres such as Dubbo and Gunnedah.

“Looking after the community and its more vulnerable residents is what Warrumbungle Community Care does best,” said Warrumbungle Shire Council, Mayor Councillor Denis Todd. “It is vital that our community members can still be transported to essential appointments and access care during this pandemic. Warrumbungle Community Care provides this service to a range of residents, in particular those who are frail aged, people with a disability and their carers.”

“WCC is taking extra precautions to help protect our community members when travelling. A vigorous cleaning schedule is in place, and each vehicle and bus is supplying travellers with gloves and face masks, if they are required,” said Cr Todd.

Cr Todd said, “Trips to Dubbo, Orange, Mudgee, Tamworth and Gunnedah are regular, but WCC is very accommodating. If you need to travel somewhere else for an essential appointment they will work with you to make this happen.”

“This service is available to all of our communities across the Shire, and it is important that community members are able to continue accessing appointments in other towns. If you need support, especially during the pandemic, we encourage you to get in contact with the team at Warrumbungle Community Care,” concluded Cr Todd.

For further information contact Warrumbungle Community Care on (02) 6849 2200 or (02) 6378 5130.

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Last Updated: 05 May 2020