ONE CARE has recently received funding from the Ontario Community Support Association (OCSA) to provide free transportation to COVID-19 vaccination appointments across Huron & Perth counties. This funding supports individuals with a disability or mobility issue who have limited or no access to accessible transportation, including age groups outside of our typical client base.
To be eligible, a person must:
- Be going to receive a COVID-19 vaccination at any location for the date of transportation (e.g. booked clinic, walk-in clinic, etc.)
- Be a person with a disability within the meaning of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, including seniors with mobility, vision, or hearing impairment.
- Have limited or no access to safe and accessible transportation or face barriers to getting to/from a COVID-19 vaccine appointment.
Eligible individuals may be accompanied by a caregiver/support person to and from the appointment.
This funding will help to ensure that transportation is not a barrier to receiving the COVID-19 vaccination, and has come at a critical time when the progression of reopening is directly tied to individuals getting vaccinated. By providing transportation to those in need, we can help protect the health and wellbeing of more people in our community.
To register for a ride, clients are asked to call central intake at 1-844-482-7800.