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Uber Will Offer Free Rides To Polls For Wheelchair Users, Disabled and Older People This Thursday

1 MIN READ • 16th May 2022
Daniella Gray by Daniella Gray

For this Thursday’s General Election, Uber will be offering free rides to and from polling stations in partnership with a number of leading disability organisations. Together with Scope, Whizz-Kidz, Transport for All and a number of local organisations, Uber is helping ensure everyone can cast their vote.

Jamie Heywood, Regional General Manager of Uber in Northern and Eastern Europe, 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 like Scope, Whizz-Kidz and Transport for All to offer free trips to and from the polls this Thursday.”

Trips to and from polling stations between 7am and 10pm on Thursday 12th December, will be free up to £10 per trip.

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.

The offer also extends to Uber Assist trips for those who need additional assistance but do not require a wheelchair accessible vehicle.

Uber Assist is available in more than fifteen cities across the UK, and is regularly used by older people, riders travelling with assistance animals, those who have visual or hearing impairments and riders with foldable wheelchairs.

Existing users of Uber Access and Uber Assist will be given a special code to access the free rides and new users will be sent one by charities such as Whizz-Kidz, Transport for All and Scope.

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Daniella Gray
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Being able to write about everything that's important to me (exercising for mental wellbeing and delicious food, of course) to help people meet their health goals is pretty special. Before emails, I'm usually in the front-room with a dumbbell and on weekends, there's nothing better than the Kent countryside for a leisurely stroll.

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