Serving Beverley, Cottingham, Pocklington, Market Weighton and surrounding areas
We will provide a caring and sustainable transport service, at the heart of our community, for everyone who needs our help. With dedication and compassion, we will combat social and rural isolation by getting people out and about and by keeping them in touch with their community.
To increase access to medical and social activities for any resident who is unable to use other means of transport – regardless of age, abilities, background or financial means.
Beverley Community Lift began life as Beverley Community Care Service and was established in 1970 after a series of meetings.
The charity was set up as a neighbourhood support service for every street in Beverley, with churches and help groups involved. The range of assistance available included gardening, shopping and help to attend medical appointments.
The first minibus was donated in the early 1970s, a gift from Beverley Roundtable. Now the charity has a fleet of five vehicles.
We operate one charity shop, at Sow Hill Road in Beverley, close to the Bus Station.
We have about 200 people on our database and more than 95% of the people who are supported by BCL are 65 and over.
In 2020, the charity started its 50th anniversary year by taking delivery of a new, 16-seater minibus after a three-year fundraising campaign. The Coronavirus pandemic affected the charity's operations in 2020, postponing all but essential activity. In 2021, shopping services are still being provided, but at reduced capacity, and our team of volunteer car drivers continue to take people to medical appointments.