A private healthcare provider, called Cera, has signed a deal with Uber to transport its carers and home patients.
Cera said it had struck a deal with Uber to transport its London-based carers to their patients, while its disabled customers will be able to use UberAssist and UberWav (see below) to get out and about. Cera was launched in November 2016 and is regulated by the Care Quality Commission – you can find out what that means via the CQC website here.
Uber is a smartphone app that connects users with licensed drivers at the push of a button, and is active in more than 20 towns and cities across the UK.
In a statement announcing the deal with Uber, Cera said: “The partnership will enable Cera’s London-based carers to use Uber to get to the people they are caring for as quickly and seamlessly as possible.”
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- Find out more about UberWAV by clicking here.
The partnership enables London-based carers to use Uber to get to the people they are caring for as quickly and seamlessly as possible. It also gives those who need care, the freedom to book cars so they can get out and about when they would otherwise have been housebound, or had to rely on someone else. Disabled clients, or those who need a little extra help, can book UberASSIST (see above) – or a fully wheelchair accessible vehicle through UberWAV – driven by one of Uber’s hundreds of fully licensed and top-rated partner drivers, who have been through a specially designed disability equality training course for this programme.
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