Our new minibus takes to the road

New minibus on the block: Staff and residents at Colten Care's The Aldbury home in Poole, including driver Kevin Surgeon (back left) welcome the new £70,000 vehicle.

Residents at our Bournemouth, Poole and Ferndown homes have begun travelling in greater style thanks to a new top-of-the-range minibus for excursions.

The £70,000 Mercedes Sprinter Landliner can seat up to nine passengers as well as three wheelchairs.

It is earmarked for trips out from Canford Chase and The Aldbury in Poole, Amberwood House in Ferndown, Brook View in West Moors, Fernhill in Longham and Bournemouth’s Avon Cliff.

The first resident to step aboard was former nurse Pam Legg, a resident at The Aldbury.  “Absolutely lovely and very comfortable. I shall be looking forward to lots of trips out in this,” said Pam.

The vehicle, which has been designed and specified with dementia care in mind, will join our four-strong minibus fleet. It is expected to clock up about 20,000 miles every year.

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