Thanks to the support of local traders and the collaboration with the company Special ad, corporate responsibility is very visible and we have 2 adapted minibuses at our disposal for our partners Laarne and Merelbeke.
the mobilemobility problem and the demand for supportive transport for seniors, care needs and people with disabilities is nicely filled in with this. These minibuses with an adapted wheelchair lift will be used for the Less Mobile Central of Laarne and Merelbeke, as well as for the ambulatory transport from and to the Lemberge Rehabilitation Hospital.
With our group of 40 drivers we serve Laarne in Merelbekeen
currently about 800 members in transport to doctor’s appointments, consultations in hospitals and we guide people to social activities. For many members, the center for people with reduced mobility forms a connection to the outside world. In other words, we provide an impetus to tailor-made transport, which ensures that we eliminate part of the transport poverty. Those who do not get where they want or need to be, are faced with social exclusion and more often have a smaller network. These are important risk factors that make people socially isolated. The less mobile center is an important link in strengthening the social network of the affiliated members.
Presentation of check for four charities
Thanks to this sponsorship, we can also provide a donation to 4 regional charities.
For Merelbeke these are: “Hachiko” that trains assistance dogs and “Christoforus community”, for a new project in Bottelare, each receive 2,500 euros.
For Laarne these are: “The old horse lodge”, the shelter for neglected horses and “Welderenderend: Slaatje Praatje”, the social grocer each receive 2,500 euros.
Zorgband Leie & Scheldt
is a healthcare company that, since January 1, 2020, has elderly care services of OCMW Laarne, Destelbergen, Merelbeke, Nazareth and het Autonomous Provincial Company Lemberge operates. We join forces to
to offer quality, affordable and close care together. Our organization counts 890 employees and we are active in the home care and residential care segment.