Rushcliffe Voluntary Transport Scheme

Voluntary Transport Scheme

What does it do?

Rushcliffe Voluntary Transport Scheme’s mission is to provide safe and affordable transport to people who experience difficulties accessing transport.

We achieve this by managing a community car scheme. Volunteer drivers use their cars to provide a ‘door to door’ service to passengers who do not have access to personal transport or are unable to access public transport due to lack of service, ill health, frailty or poor mobility.

Who it is for?

To use the scheme a person must be a resident of Rushcliffe who is unable to make their journey by public transport or other means. Reasons for eligibility might include geographical remoteness, a lack of public transport, disability or ill health. Passengers using the scheme do need to be able to get in and out of an ordinary car unaided or be accompanied by someone who can assist them. 
 

Where it is available?

Local service (Rushcliffe).

What it costs:

To use the scheme, passengers must complete a registration form which can be requested by contacting our offices on 0115 969 9060 ext 100 or email transport@rushcliffecvs.org.uk and we will send one out to you in the post.  It costs £25.00 to register for the year or £35.00 for couples and we re-register all our passengers annually in July.
 
Once registered on the Scheme, passengers can request up to 3 journeys a week. To book transport, passengers can telephone the office on weekday mornings (Monday to Friday 9.00am to 12.30pm). We need at least 2 working days notice to book transport so that we have time to allocate a volunteer driver. If a passenger needs to cancel their journey, it is important that they tell us as soon as possible, or in some cases, passengers may still be charged. Cancellations can be made at any time by telephoning the office; an answerphone is available 24 hours on which you can leave messages.
 

How to access or apply for it:

See contact details above

Classification(s):

Info last updated:

24/08/2015
Provider
Level 3a, Bridgford House, Pavilion Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 5GJ