SOCIAL CAR AND COMMUNITY TRANSPORT SCHEME
We operate an extensive transport scheme for frail elderly, disabled and vulnerable people in Rutland who have difficulty in travelling independently around the area covered by the Social Car Scheme.
This is a door-to-door service where volunteer drivers use their own vehicles to pick up clients and return them to their homes. The driver will wait for a reasonable time whilst the visit or appointment is concluded.
Clients who travel with our transport scheme are expected to contribute toward the cost of their journey according to a set tariff.
We welcome enquiries from those who find it difficult or impossible to use public transport, people who are geographically isolated and those with physical, sensory or learning disabilities.
Normally the booking staff will require at least seven working days to allocate a driver; this is dependent on driver availability.
MINIBUSES AND OTHER VEHICLE HIRE
Voluntary Action Rutland also offers the hire of the Volunteer Centre minibuses, 7-seat MPV and the wheel chair-accessible car. These can either be self-drive or a volunteer driver can be provided.
You decide how often you drive and what journeys. A great way to meet new people and support your local community.
A generous mileage allowance of 45p per mile is paid to cover out of pocket expenses when using your own car. Journeys will be offered to you with as much notice as possible, and you are free to accept as many or as few as you wish to.
If you would like to take your interest a step further, please contact us for a chat and a Drivers' Application Form. All our volunteer drivers will need to undertake an Enhanced CRB check and provide 2 references.
For more information call us on 01572 724705 or contact us using the link below.