Community transport schemes are volunteer-led and run throughout the county offering lifts to essential appointments to those unable to access other options.
Do you need help getting to your Covid-19 vaccination appointment safely?
- Can you drive yourself there?
- Is there someone in your household or your support bubble who can offer you a lift?
- Do you have a friend or neighbour who could offer you a lift?
- Are you able to travel via public transport?
- Could you take a taxi?
If the answer is no to all of the above, call the Community Transport Hub on 01296 841026. We will try to help you attend your appointment via a community group.
Important Information for Community Transport Schemes
If you are involved in a community transport scheme and are thinking about offering support with essential shopping and prescription collection please look at this guidance that has been issued by the Community Transport Association:
Organisations who can offer volunteer transport
Organisations, both voluntary and non-voluntary, who can help by volunteering to drive residents to their vaccination appointments, should email Community Impact Bucks: firstname.lastname@example.org
Individuals who want to offer volunteer transport support
If you wish to offer support as a driver volunteer please register your details with the volunteering matching service.
Where possible, Community Impact Bucks will signpost the organisation(s) to local active community transport schemes who could benefit from their support.
Community Transport Hub
The Community Transport Hub is funded by Buckinghamshire 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 01296 841026 Monday to Friday. 9am to 12.30pm.
Community Transport Schemes
Community Impact Bucks can provide some free support to communities wishing to explore potential appetite for a community transport scheme. Funded by Buckinghamshire 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