Dial A Ride service

MQT on 2007-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2007
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


When will Dial-a-Ride finish its recruitment drive for more drivers as the current staff shortage is leading to considerable difficulties with service delivery, especially in West London boroughs?


Answer for Dial A Ride service

Answer for Dial A Ride service

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Dial-a-Ride recruitment drive has been progressing well in recent months and the service expects to have filled all its current driver vacancies by April 2007. In the meantime Dial-a-Ride are proposing to use DABD (Disability Association of Barking and Dagenham) to provide fully trained and Criminal Records Bureau-checked drivers on a temporary basis, to cover some vacant driver posts.