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Liberty Drives

Culture, heritage and events | Arts | Galleries | Heritage | Health and social care | Disability | Healthy living

Where to find us

1 Triangular Car Park, Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH

https://www.LibertyDrives.org.uk

Organisation aims / mission / values

  • Providing mobility completely FREE of charge, for anyone who finds it difficult to visit The Royal Parks due to advanced age, disability, accident or poor health.
  • Bring people together and build stronger relationships in the community by having a service where people can meet and socialise without any barriers to their mobility.
  • 6 electric buggies with space for 5 passengers and one person in a wheelchair glide around the parks for 45 minute rides. It is also possible to be picked up and dropped off at a favourite place or the nearest gate to catch a taxi or public transport.
  • We transport the disabled (of all ages) at the British Summer Time concerts in July to and from their cars. Most say they would not attend, if the service was not available, as they would be unable to find their cars after dark in 760 acres of park land.
  • Improve access to a space that many disabled and elderly people would struggle to get around to enjoy - what most of us take for granted.

How we deliver these aims

6 electric buggies with space for 5 passengers and one person in a wheelchair glide around the parks for 45 minute rides. It is also possible to be picked up and dropped off at a favourite place or the nearest gate to catch a taxi or public transport. This is an example of the type of feedback we receive: “You made it possible for us to visit, members have said today that they enjoyed it immensely. Members have also said that they didn’t think they would ever see it again. One member used to walk through the park on her way home from work in the 50’s, lovely memories for her. I would not have been able to consider taking our members without your support, so a big thank you from me.”

Who benefits from our work

The elderly, less mobile and disabled

Location

1 Triangular Car Park, Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH