How Birmingham care workers can save up to £120 on bus travel

National Express West Midlands and West Midlands Care Association have formed a new workplace partnership to benefit staff teams of care providers

National Express West Midlands (NXWM) and West Midlands Care Association (WMCA) have formed a new workplace partnership to benefit staff teams of care providers, who are members of the association.

The bus service provider teamed up with WMCA - which supports care workers by providing nursing, special needs, residential and domiciliary services across the region. The bus service provider also encourages people to use buses to reduce their carbon footprint.

NXWM is offering social care workers - who are a crucial part of the social care system - a 10% staff discount on bus travel across the region to help with rising costs. Social care staff work tirelessly to help those who need it and can end up making multiple trips a day to see their clients, collect their medication, buy them groceries, and more.

With the NXWM discount, they’ll be able to save up to £120 a year on bus travel.

National Express West Midlands offering discount to care workers (Credit: National Express West Midlands)

What did WMCA say?

Jamie Bloomfield, Operations Officer of West Midlands Care Association, said:“Workers in the care industry have been hit particularly hard by increasing fuel costs. In partnership with National Express West Midlands, we hope to reduce the cost of travel amongst our care provider members and offer some comfort during challenging times.

“By offering discounted travel, we hope to encourage employment within the social care sector, reduce social isolation and loneliness amongst our clients, and ultimately reduce the burden on the NHS, ensuring the delivery of consistent care packages to those in need.

“Finally, by reducing car usage amongst our members, we hope to take great steps towards reducing the carbon footprint across the adult social care sector.”

What did NXWM say?

Daljit Kalirai, Sales and Partnerships Director at National Express West Midlands said:“Our workplace partnership scheme aims to support workforces across the region to travel more affordably and sustainably. In doing so, we hope to forge a future that is both greener and brighter for the West Midlands.”

You can find more information on their website.

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