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Name
Freedom Companion Driving Services
Category
Transport
Address
St Heliers (Head Office)
Auckland
Postal Address
P O Box 125-146, St Heliers, 1071
DHBs
Auckland, Waitemata, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Lakes, Taranaki, MidCentral, Capital & Coast, Hutt Valley, Nelson Marlborough
Phone
0800 956 956
Email
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Web
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Facebook
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Personnel
Manager
Joanne Bush - 0211776009
Owner
Freedom Companion Driving Services Ltd - 0800956956
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Description
Freedom Drivers will take good care of you or your loved one with our caring, safe and reliable driving services. We are all registered ACC vendors and many of us accept Total Mobility vouchers.
Service Description
The Freedom to Travel- anytime.

Established in 2011, Freedom Companion Driving Service is dedicated to providing a very affordable, convenient, friendly and safe transport option for those who cannot drive themselves. Our highly personalised service goes well beyond normal transport options such as buses or taxis and really does give our clients their independence back.

Freedom Drivers will collect you or your loved one from the front door, take them safely to their destination and provide any assistance that may be required (including help with walkers/ wheelchairs) during their appointment. Then we will deliver them safely back home again.

All Freedom Driving Companions are caring, reliable and local, giving our clients the opportunity to have regular contact with the same driver, or just for a one off event, be it a medical appointment, grocery shopping or just a very special day out.

Freedom Companion Driving Service provides a wonderful safe and reliable option for:

•Medical, dental, hospital or physio appointments
•Liaising between medical staff and family
•Social engagements- visiting friends or family, weddings, reunions, sporting or leisure activities
•Personal grooming appointments- hair dressing, beauty therapists etc
•Shopping requirements- grocery or personal shopping assistance- don't struggle with you groceries ever again!
•Getting pets to the Vet
•Scenic excursions or outings
•Home support
•Airport drop offs and pickups- assisting with Airline check in and meeting you on arrival.

If you or your loved one need more than just transportation, Freedom Companion Drivers are always happy to assist at any time.

Our aim is to make each outing very affordable, enjoyable and stress free by offering a ready smile, kind heart and the best experience possible for you or your loved one.

It is a pleasure and a privilege to be involved in a business which truly enhances peoples lives, gives back independence when needed and helps alleviate pressure on family members and community services– not to mention the wonderful friendships fostered between our professional drivers and their precious clients.

Freedom Drivers are there whenever you need us!

If you'd like to become part of the Freedom family and help to support your local community, then talk to us about becoming a Freedom Franchisee - for more information call our Head Office on (09) 575-2939.

For more information or to arrange a booking call 0800 956 956 email us info@freedomdrivers.co.nz or visit www.freedomdrivers.co.nz
Updated: 26 Dec 2016
Suburbs/Districts/Towns Serviced
Auckland - Albany, Milford and Takapuna (09) 479-9228
Auckland - Devonport and Northcote (09) 482-0200
Auckland - North Eastern Coast Bays (09) 413-7067
Hibiscus Coast - (09) 413-7067
Hamilton - (07) 855-5253
Rotorua - (07) 213-1961
Tauranga (BOP) - (07) 575-6324
New Plymouth - (06) 758-0734
Hutt Valley - (04) 565-3121
Kapiti Coast - (04) 298-3184
Waikanae/Levin - (04) 293-4532
Wellington (04) 565-3121
Nelson (03) 539-4856

Updated: 26 Dec 2016
Testimonials
What a wonderful service Gavin provides. My elderly mum is now quite vulnerable, and certainly not able to drive and so Gavin has been a godsend, not only taking mum to and from appointments but also staying with her to make sure information is passed on to me when I can’t be there. I have found Gavin to be totally reliable and trustworthy and very caring. Thank you Gavin for your great service.
Lesley & Laurel M.



I was discharged from the spinal unit a month ago after a neck injury with resultant weakness in both hands , left arm and left leg.I need a mobility frame to walk,and am unable to drive.
Ongoing spinal injury rehab requires a busy schedule,with multiple weekly visits to Physiotherapy, hand clinic, Aquatic centre, North Shore Hospital and other one-off destinations.
Andrew is utterly reliable, always on time, an excellent communicator , courteous and good company. He is also intelligent and empathetic.
Andrews vehicle is quiet and spacious. I am very fortunate to have Andrew as my dedicated driver support person.
Dr. John Gunn



I just wanted to thank you for making the 9 weeks I was in a cast and unable to drive such a breeze. Your reliability, flexibility and genuine concern and interest was a godsend and I wouldn’t have coped without you or using a generic taxi service.
When you find yourself reliant on others and not used to it, asking people for help with simple tasks doesn’t come easy. But with you I never had to ask. You always opened the door for me, grabbed my bags, bought in my shopping, waited, and offered your help before I had a chance to think to ask. In fact you suggested things that I hadn’t thought of that made my life that little bit easier when it really mattered.
You found a way to incorporate my travel needs, appointments and last minute requests, with the commitments to your other clients without hesitation and were without exception always punctual. Nothing was too much to ask.
I would recommend you unreservedly to anybody that through age, disability, injury or other found themselves reliant on others for transport. While I am so grateful to have recovered from my surgery to the point of regaining my independence, I will genuinely miss your company and loyalty.
All the best for your much needed service.
Rebecca Cotton




My parents used the services of Andrew (Milford-Takapuna branch) last Saturday to drive them to a show at the Aotea Centre in central Auckland, and pick them up afterwards to take them back to Milford.
They were very impressed with Andrew, his service and vehicle, and would definitely use Freedom Drivers again. Due to other commitments, we were unable to take Mum and Dad ourselves, and I felt very happy knowing they weren’t going to battle with buses and the cold weather.
A huge thank you, Andrew.”
Lynette



Freedom Companion Driving shows concern and care for those who use his services. I am an 85 year old man who lives on his own and increasingly find I need assistance with transport. Freedom has provided that assistance, taking me to medical appointments (including minor surgery), to both the Hearing and Eye Clinics and shopping. He always assists me and stays so that I’m not having to wait around for a taxi.
I have unequivocal absolute trust in his driving skills and his care for general travelers. He is always prompt and on time for appointments and always friendly and cheerful. He has my best wishes for ever-increasing success in his life and affairs.
Sincerely
W “Bill” Forsyth



Doctors and staff at the Mt Medical Centre are pleased to endorse the wonderful service that Gavin provides.
Dr Tony Farrell



Hi Natalie, I just wanted to thank you so much for providing me with transport after my cancer diagnosis. Not being able to drive was a very scary prospect and the thought of catching taxis was nothing short of daunting. Having a regular friendly face to take me to appointments has made this process so much easier and I thank you for all your kindness and assistance.
Gaynor M.



I just want to say how much I miss the great service provided by Freedom Coast Companion Drivers for an initial six weeks of a non-weight bearing injury. It was such a relief to me to have a dependable driver who arrived in plenty of time to get me on time without rush to medical appointments. My driver anticipated my transfer and safety requirements at all times; if I was even momentarily inattentive to safety issues, my driver was not. This is such a pleasant change from the frustrations of dealing with taxi services where drivers and vehicles sent can be a somewhat mixed experience for those of us dependent on mobility devices when leaving home. Over six weeks my driver became like a dependable friend in my time of need; so much so on occasion I left him to schedule follow-up appointments knowing the Companion Driver service offered me an assurance of visits to treatment Providers flowing smoothly. Such assurance is more than valuable when one is either injured or suffering from incapacity and discomfort. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Freedom to anyone needing a more comprehensive service than simply door to door transport.
Chris Treneary
disAbility Advocate



Thanks for driving me over the past few months, its been a life saver to help get my family and myself back into normality and helping me get to and from appointments.
I wasn't overly keen about the whole idea to begin with , in denial I guess and of the assumption that I was too young, but its been amazing. Thanks for being patient and being my legs when mine wouldn't work. I have felt so lucky to get access to such a service.
Kirsty Ferguson
Learning Support



Just a little note to say how wonderful it has been having such a helpful and reliable service, helping me get to the doctor and shops each week. Not being able to drive anymore has made it very difficult for me and your fabulous service has given me a great lift. I wish you and Freedom all the very best of success and will continue to enjoy all our journeys together.
Elaine Hargreaves.



Many thanks for your excellent service and support. Not be able to drive now has meant a lot of changes in my life that have been difficult getting used to. You really are a God send and make it so easy and convenient for me to get around- I have regained my sense of independence and can’t thank you enough for your generosity and kindness.
Take care
D.Bridges
Updated: 2 May 2016

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