Every day our Community Transport Hub Advice line receives calls from residents across the county who are finding it difficult to get to hospital and other health appointments and social activities. The Hub can signpost callers to the many volunteer led community transport schemes which operate across the county but there are still many areas in the county where there is no alternative provision leading to stress and anxiety for many who have to cancel, rearrange appointments or ask friends and relatives to change their plans.
A volunteer led community transport scheme is easy to set up and can change the lives of those who cannot easily access traditional transport options.
Not only do those needing the support benefit but the volunteers who provide this support can too; from making new friends, expanding networks, learning new skills to just knowing that they are making a positive difference to their local community.
The Community Development Team at Community Impact Bucks can provide up to 10 days free support to help your community set-up a volunteer led transport scheme. To find out more please call:
0300 111 1250
If you, or people you know in your community, find it difficult to get to social activities and health appointments because public transport is limited or hard to access – the Community Transport Hub (advice line) can help to find alternatives. The number is
0800 085 8480
Posted by the Community Development Team, Community Impact Bucks