Voluntary Car Schemes provide community based care and support for people in the local community who do not have access to affordable transport.
A lack of transport can lead to social isolation and make day-to-day life a lot more difficult and expensive.
Volunteers will donate their time, and their wheels, to help people:
- Make connections with buses or trains
- Attend GP, Dentist or Optician appointments
- Visit friends or family in hospital
- Go shopping
- Visit friends
These schemes are operated by local volunteers for the benefit of their local communities, and can be a very rewarding experience for the drivers, as well as providing an important service for the community.
We are able to provide advice and support to individuals and groups wishing to start a new scheme, and can help existing schemes to thrive and grow.
If you would like to volunteer for a scheme, contact Vicki Turton, and she will signpost you to your nearest scheme, or contact Vicki if you are interested in starting a new scheme.