These dramatic images were recently taken by one of our CT Passenger drivers, Dave Wakefield while out with local care home residents.  

They feature the imposing sculpture of World War One soldier, named locally as `Tommy`, which is situated on Seaham Harbour, on the County Durham coastline. In the background you’ll see our wheelchair accessible Mercedes Sprinter minibus.

Dave takes residents of Philip Cussins House out on an afternoon trip every Tuesday to various North East attractions (providing lockdown restrictions allow). The party consists of seven elderly residents, two of which are wheelchair users and are supported by two carers. The residents really look forward to their weekly outing and the chance to stop off for a coffee or ice cream. So much so, that they have never missed an outing since they began way back in June, after the first lockdown restrictions ended.

However, they insist on one thing… Dave must be their driver - as he is: “always very helpful, caring and goes the extra mile in looking after the group.”

The outings are particularly good for the mental health and wellbeing of the residents, as they become engaged and show great interest in new places and the sights experienced on each trip.