The Tiverton Voluntary Car Scheme was set up in 1989. They exist to provide lifts in cars for frail elderly people and people with disabilities who find public transport extremely difficult, either because they cannot walk to the bus stop or easily climb on or off the bus.The scheme can be used for many appointments such as, Hospital, Doctors and Hairdresser appointments, Shopping or just general social visits.
Transport is provided by volunteers using their own cars. We endeavour to fulfil every request, however on the rare occassion we are unable to fulfil we will aim to give as much notice as possible.
Frail, elderly, rurally isolated or people with a disability who find public transport inaccessible or difficult to use.
To use Tiverton Voluntary Car Scheme call us on 01884 242099 or to use Crediton Voluntary Car Scheme call 01363 773303, Both offices are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.30pm. If we are unable to take your call please leave your name and telephone number and we will ring back. Please try to give at least 48 hours notice.
The co-ordinator can advise on the cost of arrangements which differ from a usual journey. Special charging arrangements may be required on some occasions (e.g. if one return journey for a passenger entails two return journeys for the driver.
Passengers are charged a mileage rate of 55p or 90p per mile they travel.
The minimum charge is £3.50 up to one hour, £5.00 over one hour but not more than two and £3.50 each way two hours or more.
Charges are reviewed annually in June.
We cover the whole of the Mid Devon area, this list is not exhaustive
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