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 

Alternatively, call 01305 221053.

Bus Passes

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.

Other community transport schemes

Sherborne

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

Swanage

Communicare Swanage is a voluntary car and befriending service for general shopping, prescription and pension collection, accompanying the frail either walking or in a wheelchair. Voluntary car scheme for hospital visits or compassionate reasons. No need to register for this service. Telephone 01929 426644 to book. Costs are 40p per mile (min. £2 per journey). Days of operation: Monday to Sunday. Areas served: Swanage and Studland.

Shaftesbury

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.