A Hull couple are planning to start a new business to help people who are suffering from loneliness and isolation.
Not only did Joanna and Andrew Spivey go from A to B, they also deployed the Miss Daisy West Hull Chauffeur escort service.
Escort and ride-hailing businesses primarily target the elderly, disabled or disabled, provide self-employment and strengthen the confidence of those affected by restrictions death due to COVID-19.
“We’re here to change the lives of people and local communities,” says Joanne. “We started in the West Hull and West Hull Village areas – we started small but we’re ready.” ready to expand if people want.”
The driver, Ms. Daisy West Hull, enjoys helping customers with everything from shopping and doctor’s appointments, to day trips or weddings, funerals or family reunions, or even Complete to-do list.
“We can help people with whatever they want,” says Joan, who ran a rental business before buying the Driving Miss Daisy franchise from a national company.
“I heard from a 90-year-old lady who wanted to jump out of a plane, Miss Daisy, it was on her wish list and they had everything for her. It was providing everything that people wanted to do. .
Joanna believes the service will benefit those who can’t or don’t want to drive because they have someone to support them on their journey and give them peace of mind.
“We’ll take you to the stores, push the cart at the supermarket, or lower your bags if needed, or take you to the ward and wait for you to feel safe when you get to the hospital.” Joe said, Ann said.
Originally from East Yorkshire, she spent time in Africa where her husband Andrew worked for a large mining company before returning to Hull six years ago.
The vehicle driven by Ms Daisy is wheelchair-accessible and has been maintained in accordance with strict NHS Covid-19 health and hygiene procedures.
“All of our drivers are DBS Advanced tested, have their own rental license and are exempt from first aid,” says Joanne.
“Whether it’s a local event or a remote event, we’re here for you to go whenever you want.
“I think it will be very good for the area and the locals, and it will help them enjoy life.
“This is what we wanted to do before Covid-19 and now we hope to start in May.”