Out & About
Serving our local community for over 20 years
Meals Within Meals
Delievering Dinners on a Wednesday & Saturday
Out & About Wednesdays
Day trips out to areas such as Ballymena, Coleraine,
Not only do we have individual memberships but we also offer Group membership as well. Groups include : Football clubs, churches, youth groups and schools.
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Click the link for our Youth Survey
The standard training components include standard and accessible:
Introduction to MiDAS
Driving a Minibus
Common Driving Faults and How To Avoid Them
Legal Requirements and Good Practice for Minibus Drivers
Passenger Awareness, Assistance and Safety
Safety for Passengers who use Wheelchairs in Minibuses
Breakdown, Accident, and Emergency Procedures
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Out and About Community Transport has been operating a volunteer car scheme since 2000 that offers affordable transport for disadvantaged individuals living in the Magherafelt District.
Local volunteers use their own vehicles to bring registered member of Out and About Community Transport to a wide range of appointments offering not only transport but a friendly face and companionship
Volunteer drivers receive genuine out of pocket expenses such as fuel and refreshment expenses (as permitted by HMRC guidelines) but in addition receive immense satisfaction by giving a little something back to their local community.
The Volunteer Car Scheme is very flexible to your timetable and you will only be asked to carry out trips if you are available and have the time.
Other services include:
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Keep an eye on this space for any future trips
For more information on our Group services,
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"As we entered 2020, we felt that this was going to be our year for Out & About, we had big plans to celebrate our 20th anniversary by hosting an event, where local community members and local businesses could come together to witness the great work that Out & About has done over the last 20 years.
But unfortunately due to the pandemic, this had to be postponed.
Since lockdown, we have been hit hard financially as our services ground to a halt, obliterating any ability to generate income from fares and group hires.
Within every crisis something good generally happens. And it was the hard work and dedication of the team that we pulled together and offered alternative services to our member and members of the general public during the pandemic.
To date we have provided over 4000 ready meals, we have provided pharmacy deliveries, and we have partnered with the Mid Ulster District Council in delivering the Department for Community food parcels right across the district.
In addition to alternative services, our team here at Out & About have been in contact with each and every member on a weekly basis to check in, just for a friendly chat and basically to combat isolation and loneliness at a time when things are very difficult."
Out & About
5200+ Meals delivered through the Meals Within Wheels Project
4000+ Phone Calls to members to help combat loneliness
1320 Individual Grocery Deliveries for Eurospar Maghera/Crawfords Maghera & Castledawson Spar
1095 Food Parcels delivered for Dept. of Communities via MUDC
328 Food Parcels delivered for Maghera Cross Community Link
14 Local Pharmacy deliveries
*Information as of 13/1/2021