We have a fully accessible minibus available for hire by local groups and societies. The minibus has 16 seats excluding driver. There are 14 seats in the rear of the bus and 2 in the cab. The minibus can be easily converted to take one wheelchair by removing 4 seats (becoming a 12 seat plus 1 wheelchair vehicle) If your group has its own MIDAS trained driver, you can drive the minibus yourselves, otherwise we can see if one of our volunteer drivers is available to drive for you.
We are encouraging local groups to have one or two of their members MIDAS trained to allow them to utilise the minibus. We can provide free MIDAS training through North Yorkshire County Council. The training usually takes around two days. The first day is classroom based, and the second day is in the minibus learning how to use the tail-lift, how to get wheelchairs in and out, and how to do the vehicle safety checks.
A driving assessment in the minibus also takes place on the second day. If you would like a quotation for hiring the minibus, or more information about vehicle hire or MIDAS training please telephone Angie Dalton on 01756 752222, or email firstname.lastname@example.org