Community Transport

Community transport provides a service where there is a need in a community. Schemes are run by volunteers. The range of services offered by each scheme is determined by the community and the volunteers. Some transport to GP and hospital appointments, some do social and shopping trips, most use volunteer drivers and others have access to a community bus or accessible vehicle.

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:

Guidance-for-Community-Transport-on-Home-Delivery-23-03-2020

Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) for community transport schemes: click here

See also the Community Transport Association COVID-19 advice here

 

Volunteer drivers

We are currently looking for volunteer drivers to come and join our new community transport scheme in the Aylesbury area. You can spare as much or as little time as suits you. If you could help, please email drivers@communityimpactbucks.org.uk for more information or download the role description here.

Volunteer car schemes everywhere in Bucks need more drivers.

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 01296 841026 Monday to Friday. 9am to 12.30pm.

To view the privacy notice, click here.

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 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
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