Accessible transport is a key resource for carers looking after someone with a disability or illness that makes usual modes of transport difficult.
Below is a useful list of numbers, websites and organisations that provide accessible transport or advice and information on transport in your area.
Dorset Community Transport
Dorset Community Transport can help you make essential journeys, whether that be to the doctor’s surgery or hospital. Local transport schemes can be searched for on the Dorset Council website – www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/travel/public-transport/community-transport/dorset-community-transport-directory
Alternatively, call 01305 221053.
If you look after someone who has a disability, they may be entitled to a free bus pass.
If you would like any more information on what transport options are available for you and who you care for, please contact us to chat with our team members – www.carersupportdorset.co.uk/contact-us
Other community transport schemes
In the Sherborne area of Dorset, there are the following community transport solutions:
- Sherborne & District Voluntary Ambulance 01935 873784
- Sherborne Good Neighbours – transport solutions 01935 815806 / 01935 817306 / 01935 813153 / 01935 817405 / 01935 389274
- Yeo Valley Health transport 01258 473154
Communicare offers transport to local hospitals or for other compassionate reasons. Please refer to their website, www.swanageforyou.co.uk for more information.
Shaftesbury Car Link is a community transport scheme assisting the people in the Shaftesbury and surrounding villages in the SP7 area. The service is provided by a team of volunteer drivers who use their own cars to take you where you want to go. To join the scheme you will be asked to pay a one-off fee of £5. You will then be asked to provide a ‘donation’ to the driver to cover travel expenses at a cost of 50p per mile. To book call Martin or June on 07763 426664.