Glider Testing

Posted on: August 14th, 2018

Engage with Age facilitated a “secret shopping” trip to test the effectiveness of the new Glider bus service. Four older people caught the Glider in Belfast City Centre and travelled to Dundonald Park and Ride at the Glider’s furthest east stop, and then all the way West to McKinstry Road.

The feedback from the “secret shoppers” will inform a response to the Glider by the Greater Belfast Seniors Forum (G6) and will be passed on to Translink. This is part of the G6’s ongoing promotion of the needs of older people regarding transport in Belfast.

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Engage with Age can accept referrals of individual older people aged 50+ who are at risk of loneliness and social isolation, inviting them to participate in group activities. Engage with Age offers one-to-one telephone befriending support for individual older people but does not currently provide in person visits to individual older people. To make a referral please complete the on-line Referral Form and submit or alternatively please print off a copy of the PDF Referral Form and send it to us. See also the Referral Criteria for details of who can be referred.

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