Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Rushden Volunteer Car Scheme (Serve Voluntary Agency)

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Type of service:
Transport
Address:
19 Church Street, Serve Voluntary Agency, Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10 9YU
Telephone number:
01933 315555
Email address:
Service description:
Voluntary car schemes operate with volunteer drivers using their own vehicles to take passengers to pre-booked destinations. These are often for medical appointments, but can also be for other reasons.

The schemes typically charge an annual membership fee. The passenger then pays the driver for any trips - this is calculated on mileage.

Passengers book a journey in advance with the scheme co-ordinator who matches up the travel requirement with the drivers available. Drivers collect passengers from their home, taking them to their appointment and returning them back home.

Services are often subsidised by Northamptonshire County Council.

Serve’s Voluntary Car Scheme covers people who live in Rushden, Higham Ferrers, Raunds, Irthlingborough, and the surrounding villages.

They can cover hospital appointments in places such as Leicester, Oxford, and Stoke Mandeville, as well as the usual local medical facilities.

All drivers have a full induction, DBS check and receive full training prior to their volunteer work.

Wheelchair accessible vehicles are available. In addition to the normal expenses, there is a surcharge of £10 per journey for the wheelchair accessible vehicles, which should be booked 5 days in advance of the appointment.
Cost:
Contact provider for details
Age range:
0 - 99 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Disability
  • Elderly
  • Lives In Rushden Or Surrounding Villages
  • Mobility Problems
  • Unable To Access Public Transport
Referral route:
Contact Service Direct
Last updated on:
03/10/2016
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