They can help if you find using public transport difficult or you and/or the person you care for are disabled.
Community transport schemes vary so ask your local carer service what is available in your area. They can include:
- Community car schemes where volunteers drive you in their own cars.
- Door-to-door dial-a-ride services where you are picked up from home in a minibus.
- Community bus services which run at set times on set routes.
There is usually a charge for using these schemes but ask before you travel.
Schemes may be run by local Red Cross branches (which offer transport to and from medical appointments), Dial a ride (door-to-door service for disabled people) or other local organisations.
Find a WAV - wheelchair accessible vehicles
Find a WAV offers a range of wheelchair accessible vehicles ( WAVs), that you can hire or buy.
WAVs have been specially converted to allow a person to travel in or drive the vehicle while still remaining in their wheelchair.
Next update due: February 2022