Recent data from Tourism Research Australia indicated that a lack of suitable transport options prevents 25% of the several million people with disability from travelling regularly.
To address this, NHP is excited to announce a partnership with Travellers Aid, a not-for-profit organisation which provides mobility solutions to empower people with travel related challenges to connect, engage and participate within their communities.
The lives of many Australians are restricted due to mobility-related barriers and a lack of access to suitable transport options. As an Australian-owned leader in the electrical industry, NHP is focused on understanding local business needs and finding solutions to deliver results, so partnering with an organisation to remove barriers to travel in our local communities is a natural fit.
NHP has helped Travellers Aid to acquire two new buggies which will be used to provide courtesy buggy rides at major events and at train stations, along with 25 wheelchairs which will be used for connection assistance at events, attractions and train stations.
“Travellers Aid’s objectives reflect what NHP stands for,” explained Geoff Thorp, NHP’s Chief Marketing Officer. “NHP values the power of choice. One of our key promises is to provide choice in product, technology service and support, enabling customers to customise and push boundaries. Mobility constraints can take away many choices, but our partnership with Travellers Aid will help give people access to choices that will enable them to push boundaries and unlock opportunities and experiences, such as major sporting and cultural events, that might not have seemed possible previously.”
“Our vision is a society where people with mobility challenges are treated with dignity and respect, being able to lead full and rich lives with confidence,” added Elias Lebbos, CEO of Travellers Aid. “Partnering with NHP will help us continue to bring that vision to life.”