Staffing crisis at Honiton transport charity

Neil Hurlock, manager of TRIP Community Transport.

Neil Hurlock, manager of TRIP Community Transport. - Credit: Archant

A Honiton charity says it has been running under-fire for the last three weeks amid a staffing crisis.

Neil Hurlock, manager of TRIP, says its New Street-based office desperately needs cover for every day of the week to help alleviate the pressures facing his current staffing roster.

He is hoping people can come in on a voluntary basis to help with admin work and speak to users of the service.

Mr Hurlock said: “It has been up to me to cover shifts, which would have three members of staff, on my own.

“It has been rather hectic.”


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Mr Hurlock said some staff are due back from holiday, which has reduced the short-term strain facing the office, but says a solution needs to be found long-term.

He added: “If you like talking to people and being part of a team that reduces isolation for older people, please get in touch.”

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