Newbury and Thatcham Handybus

What does it do?

Newbury and Thatcham Handybuses are three 8 seater minibuses modified to provide easy access, including low steps and passenger lifts to enable wheelchair bound passengers to be carried. They provide regular transport for elderly and disabled people on shopping trips and visits to clubs, mostly in and around Newbury and Thatcham, as well as one-off trips and excursions where regular commitments permit.

As well as the Handybuses, Volunteer Centre West Berkshire own and operate a ‘Chairman’ vehicle. This is a Fiat Doblo people carrier modified to provide accommodation for a wheelchair and easy access for disabled people.