Our thanks go to the 25 volunteer drivers and the 4 volunteer office staff who make the service the success that it is. During 2018-19 the service:
121,890 miles (that's approximately 5 times around the world)
You can read the 2019 customer survey results here. Download our leaflet HERE.
we currently require more volunteer drivers. "I am truly grateful for the help i have had i the past. I just hope you can recruit more drivers for this vital service." If you can spare 1 days each week please contact us on 01353 6661666 and speak to Granville. We offer door-to-door transport to people who are frail, elderly, disabled and isolated. Download our leaflet here. You can also download a drivers application form HERE.
What can you use the service for? Trips can be arranged to attend hospital appointments, the surgery, dentist, shopping, hairdressing, visiting friends and relatives. During busy periods priority will be given for hospital or doctor appointments. We do not have access to wheelchair accessible transport therefore you should be able to get in and out of a car unaided and be able to walk a short distance.
How do I book a journey? Call the social car desk on 01353 666553 Monday - Friday from 9.30 - 12.30. There is an answer phone at all other times. All our drivers are volunteers who have an enhanced DBS check. It might take some time to find a driver for your journey so please give us as much advance notice as you can.
How much will it cost? Passengers make a contribution of 45p per mile towards the cost of the journey this is paid directly to the driver. This is from the drivers home and back again. There is a minimum contribution of £6.00, which covers journeys up to approximately a 13 mile radius.
If you are on certain benefits and are making a journey to a hospital it may be possible to claim some of the cost of this journey back. Who can use it?
People who are disabled, frail older people, isolated and others with discretion of the car service
People who live in East Cambridgeshire
Call the car desk on 01353 666553 Monday - Friday 9.30 - 12.30. An Answerphone service is available at other times.