Voluntary car schemes are available to people of all ages, who have a need to get to a healthcare appointment and for various reasons may struggle to do so independently. This may be because people are too unwell or unable to use public transport, don’t have access to a car or don’t have family or friends available to help transport them.
Accessible public transport in the West Midlands
Beeline has a team of volunteer drivers who use their own cars to provide a door-to-door transport service mainly to hospitals, clinics and other essential health services such as doctors’ surgeries, chiropodists, dentists and opticians.
They can also provide transport to hospital visiting if capacity allows.
Address: Coleshill Rd, Atherstone, CV9 1BN.
Telephone: 01827 717074
Booking line opening hours: Monday – Friday, 9am to 1pm
Nuneaton and Bedworth
All drivers are volunteers and use their own vehicle to provide the service. Services include; one way, two way, wait and return and support for passengers for medically related journeys.
Medically related social journeys such as visits to hospitals or daycare centres are undertaken, depending on driver availability.
Address: Darlaston House, 4 School Rd, Bulkington, Bedworth, CV12 9JB.
Telephone: 024 7664 0088
Booking line opening hours: Monday – Friday, 9.30am to 3pm
Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District, and Rugby Borough
Voluntary Action – Stratford-on-Avon
Transports people who are without their own transport to medical appointments at hospitals, doctors’ surgeries, dentists’ surgeries and day centres across Stratford, Warwick and Rugby areas.
Address: VASA, DSA House, Unit 17 The Courtyard, Timothy’s Bridge Road, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 9PN
Telephone: 01789 262889
Booking line opening hours: Monday – Friday, 9.30am to 3.30pm
Southam Town Council
A volunteer driver scheme for people who need transport to medical appointments. If you are a Southam/Napton resident with a genuine need for transport and have a bus pass or are over the age of 65 then you can access the service free. If you live in the adjoining areas of Bishops Itchington and Priors Marston then you can access the service but will need to pay the driver 45p per mile to cover expenses.
Telephone: 01926 815817
Booking line opening hours: 10am to 12 noon for further information and assistance