VIDEO: Edinburgh elderly residents take first ‘trishaw’ trip to care home

The sight of elderly Edinburgh residents enjoying a spin on three wheels could soon become commonplace – thanks to the delivery of a new form of transport to Inch View Care Home.

Wednesday, 27th March 2019, 6:21 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th March 2019, 6:23 pm

Decorated with streamers and balloons, Edinburgh’s first care home ‘trishaw’ arrived in style yesterday at the assisted living facility where the vehicle was greeted by excited staff, volunteers and residents.

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The rickshaw-style device can comfortably seat two residents at a time and will be driven by volunteer cyclists, who plan to pedal willing residents through Inch Park.

The three-wheeled initiative has been funded by donations, Cycle Without Age and National Lottery Funding following a campaign by the Inch View Care Home itself.

The residents on the trishaw. Pic: Lisa Ferguson