If you find it difficult to get to the shops or know someone who could do with some help getting there, the Easylink shopping bus service is a door-to-door minibus service that picks shoppers up from outside their homes, takes them to a local supermarket or city centre shopping street and then returns them home when they have finished their shopping.

The service runs on Mondays to Fridays and is specially designed to meet the needs of older people and people with mobility difficulties. All the buses are wheelchair accessible. The drivers are willing to help passengers to their seats and make sure they are comfortable before driving off. Easylink buses run in all parts of Brighton and Hove, from Saltdean to Portslade and from Patcham to the Seafront. Shopping centres served include the Holmbush Centre in Shoreham, Sainsbury’s and the Co-op in Hove, ASDA at Hollingbury and the shops at Churchill Square, London Road and Brighton Marina, as well as out of town centres, such as Worthing, Eastbourne and Paradise Park, Newhaven.

Details of all the journeys that run are on the Community Transport leaflet and website www.bhct.co.uk and pre-bookings can be made on 01273 677559. The fares are reasonable, £3.50 return for most local journeys and a little more for the out of town trips. Much cheaper than a taxi and good value for the personal help that some passengers need. Supported by the B&H City Council.

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