Handicabs was launched in 1982 to provide accessible transport for people with mobility challenges in Edinburgh and the Lothians. Our services help people who have a range of disabilities and health needs who are unable, or have a great difficulty in using public transport.
Our services are a lifeline to those who use them, allowing them to remain independent in their own homes. It allows people to continue to access a range of services from shopping to leisure to medical appointments, and allows people to maintain a high quality of life.
Without the support that the service provides, many of the people who use it would be at risk of isolation and facing the prospect of residential or hospital care.
Today, the charity provides three main services:
Dial-a-Ride – A door-to-door service to help people get out and about.
Dial-a-Bus – A regular service that picks people up from home and takes people to local shopping centres.
Ambulance – A transfer service for patients and their escorts.