Media release
Media release

QCoal Foundation supports Bowen Flexi Care’s accessible transport project

Bowen Flexi Care has received a major boost through the QCoal Foundation’s recent round of Community Growth Grants.

The grant had funded two wheelchair lifts along with 10 pelican boot sliders (equipment which makes it easier to get manual wheelchairs in and out of car boots) – much needed safety equipment said Bowen Flexi Care’s Business Compliance Manager, Elise Woodhouse.

Bowen Flexi Care General Manager Faileen James said “This equipment will increase opportunities for our clients that need specialised transport to get out and about in the community while ensuring their safety and that of the Bowen Flexi Care team,”

“Community transport provides a lifeline to many of our clients, enabling them to attend medical appointments, work, school, recreational activities and shopping. Accessible transport services also improve community interaction, inclusion and cohesion.

“These services are vital to people across the region, including individuals aged over 65, NDIS participants and those who may be otherwise disadvantaged by providing a safe, cost effective, accessible and reliable transport solution.

“We recognise the need for more accessible community transport options in Bowen and the wider Whitsunday Region and we’re actively working with the Council and community stakeholders on how we can provide even greater support to those in need.

“We appreciate and thank QCoal Foundation for their ongoing support and recognition of the vital services we provide in our local community.”

QCoal Foundation Chief Executive Officer Sylvia Bhatia said they are looking forward to watching the success of the accessible transport project.

“We’re pleased to be able to support Bowen Flexi Care to upgrade their wheelchair transportation to improve accessibility and provide the highest standards of safety for clients and staff across the Whitsunday Region,” Ms Bhatia said.

QCoal Foundation’s Community Grant Program encourages community-led initiatives to improve liveability, health and education in communities throughout regional and remote Queensland. Further information is available at:

See also:

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Contact: Faileen James; 07 4786 4755