One of the most popular services offered by Evesham Volunteer Centre is the community transport scheme, with around 50 drivers offering their services. This is a scheme for people who don’t have access to public transport and who have no other means of getting to places on their own.
- hospital appointments
- social visits
- supermarket shopping
Around 10,000 people use the service each year and demands on the service are increasing as more and more elderly people meet the criteria of the scheme.
- Older and disabled people and/or unable to use public transport
- No access to public transport
- Residents within Worcester City and surrounding rural areas (listed above)
- Maximum of two trips per week
Payment for Transport – From 1 April 2014
A sliding fare scale is applicable for all journeys.
A £1 administration charge is payable on all bookings in addition to the fare. Fares should be paid in cash at the end of each journey. Cheques cannot be accepted. Fares can also be paid in National Transport Tokens while still available. We would advise passengers to apply for a Bus Pass as they will receive a concessionary £2 fare reduction.
If you need to take an escort with you, they will be able to travel free of charge and no administration charge will be applicable. If you wish to make a donation towards our services, our drivers carry donation envelopes.
Residents can call the Transport Manager on 01386 45035 to discuss criteria or to make appointments. The office also welcomes people to visit the Volunteer Centre at The Lodge, rear of Dresden House, Brick Kiln Street, Evesham, to ask queries and talk through their needs for transport.