Uber, the American multi-national ride-hailing company is to offer free trips to and from the polling stations for the Elderly and Disabled.
Wheelchair users will be able to redeem two Uber Access trips to travel to and from polling stations in seven cities across the UK including London, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool and Brighton.
General Manager of Uber in Northern and Eastern Europe, Jamie Haywood said: “We’re proud to provide options for people who require additional assistance in more than 15 cities across the UK, including wheelchair accessible vehicles. “We believe that everyone should be able to have their say, so we’re delighted to be working with organisations to offer free trips to and from the polls.”
The company have partnered with Whizz-Kidz, Transport for Alll and Scope to ensure that everyone can cast their vote. Disabled or elderly people who need a lift to their polling station can claim a free lift for trips costing under £10. CEO of Transport for All, Kirsty Hoyle said: “Too often disabled people are isolated by societal barriers that limit their opportunities to participate in the parts of life that others take for granted and we hope this encourages everyone to get out and vote.”