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

Serve Voluntary Agency - Rushden Volunteer Car Scheme

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Type of service:
Transport
Address:
19 Church Street, 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.
Northamptonshire Highways
Cost:
Contact provider for details
Age range:
0 - 99 years
Opening hours:
Monday 09:00 - 6:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:30
Thursday 09:00 - 16:30
Friday 09:00 - 16:00
Eligibility criteria:
  • Any Age
  • Health
  • Location-Specific
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
Last updated on:
04/10/2017
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