Don’t get around much any more?

Community transport offers an affordable door-to-door solution for anyone who is unable to use public transport, and is an essential service. As Annie Lane, a community transport user, points out:, “I would be confined to my house without it.”

If you cannot use buses or taxis and don’t have access to a vehicle, then you can use community transport. Your local scheme will arrange a driver to pick you up from your home, take you to your destination, and return you home again. Your driver will be a volunteer, usually using their own car, who gives up their own time to enable people to get around who couldn’t otherwise do so. Herefordshire’s community transport schemes cover the whole county. If you want to find out more about using the service, please contact your local scheme – read more for details ...

Scheme Phone number
Bromyard Community Transport 01885 488452
Community Wheels (North Herefordshire) 01568 615785
Dore Community Transport (Golden Valley) 0845 2020144
Hay-on-Wye Dial-a-Ride 01497 821616
Lifeline (Hereford area) 01432 277622
Hereford Dial-a-Ride 01432 341302
Ross Country Cars 01989 765595
Ledbury Ring & Ride 01531 635503

GOOD DRIVER? Try this Quick Quiz

- Do you think it’s wrong if people are confined to their homes through disability, illness or age?
- Do you believe that social isolation and/or exclusion is unacceptable in this day and age?
- Do you believe communities should look after one another?
- Do you drive?
If you answered “yes” to all four questions, then you are a potential volunteer driver.

Volunteer drivers control when they volunteer and how much they do. They receive expenses for every mile they drive (currently 36.2 pence per mile).

Volunteer drivers are the lifeblood of the county’s community transport schemes. The schemes provide transport for those who are without transport or access to public transport, enabling them to get to doctors, hospitals, social events, learning facilities – the list is endless.

Some volunteer drivers use their own cars, and are paid a mileage rate to cover the petrol and running costs of their vehicle. Others drive scheme-owned minibuses and wheelchair-accessible vehicles, for which full training is given.

It will only cost you a phone call to find out more – no obligation, no pressure.
Please call Mike at Herefordshire Voluntary Action now on 01432 343932

Captions for photographs:
Volunteer driver Jim Lynch and community transport user Annie Lane
Volunteer driver Chris with community transport user Nancy Peacock

Posted: Sat - December 3, 2005 at 03:34 PM