Community transport provides a service where there is a need in a community. Schemes are run by volunteers and the scope and range of service offered by each scheme is determined by the community and the volunteers; some cover transport to GP and hospital appointments, some cover social and shopping trips, some use volunteer drivers and some have access to a community bus.
Community Impact Bucks envisages a growing need for community transport schemes across the county. Buckinghamshire is a rural area with an ageing population and traditional transport services often do not adequately serve rural and remote areas.
Community Transport Hub
The Community Transport Hub is funded by Buckinghamshire County Council and delivers signposting information, advice and guidance to Buckinghamshire residents without access to public or private transport. Specifically, the service aims to assist those from vulnerable groups, who are struggling to maintain independence and who have a wide variety of needs and circumstances.
The Community Transport Hub provides information on all aspects of community transport providers in Bucks, from Dial-a-Ride to community car schemes, mini bus hire to wheelchair accessible taxis.
Please note we cannot make or take any bookings but we can provide advice on the most appropriate method of transport to meet your needs.
Call the Transport Hub 0800 085 8480 or 01844 348834 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.
Community Transport Schemes
Community Impact Bucks can provide up to 10 days free support to communities wishing to explore potential appetite for a community transport scheme. Funded by Buckinghamshire County Council, we work with an agreed number of communities each year.
We can offer a wide range of bespoke support and advice to help communities, and examples of the support we can provide include:
- Developing needs assessments and online surveys
- Developing business plans
- Running information events
- Provision of exemplar policies, constitutions, role descriptions, induction packs
- Support with volunteer recruitment
- Marketing needs assessments
- Processing of DBS applications and document verification service
- Specialist 1-to-1 advice sessions
- Bespoke trustee training