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All Car Schemes

Volunteer drivers using their own cars to carry individuals (and carers if required) unable to access public transport or private options.

  • East Herts Community Car Scheme_

    Category: Car Schemes
    Area Covered: East Herts
    Eligibility Criteria: East Herts Council Tax Payers

    The Community Car Scheme for East Herts offers affordable transport to disabled or elderly community members who cannot access public transport or any other means of transportation. The Scheme is delivered by voluntary drivers using their own vehicles. Monday – Sunday, subject to availability. Price 45p/mile payable to the driver.

  • Standon and Puckeridge Hospital Transport Scheme

    Category: Car Schemes
    Area Covered: East Herts
    Eligibility Criteria: For fairly mobile residents of Standon, Puckeridge, Griffin, Haystreet, High Cross, Wadesmill, Dane End.

    Car scheme covering Standon, Puckeridge, Griffin, Haystreet, High Cross, Wadesmill and Dane End. Volunteer drivers provide trips to hospitals, dentists, GP surgeries for fairly mobile residents. (Does not cover social or London bookings).

  • St Albans Good Neighbour Scheme

    Category: Car Schemes
    Area Covered: St Albans and surrounding area
    Eligibility Criteria: For residents of St. Albans, who are elderly or with mobility issues (Must be self-transferable). Mainly medical trips

    If you are a St Albans resident who is elderly, unwell, lonely, disabled or facing a crisis and do not have family or a good neighbour, we may be able to help.

  • Rickmansworth Transport Solutions

    Category: Car Schemes
    Area Covered: For residents of Rickmansworth, Croxley Green, Maple Cross and Mill End
    Eligibility Criteria: Mainly medical trips.

    Rickmansworth Care provides volunteer drivers to pick up and drop off members of our community of Rickmansworth, Croxley Green, Mill End and Maple Cross who find themselves in need of transportation. If you, or someone you know, can’t use public transport and could benefit from a little help getting around we’d be happy to hear from you.  

  • Wheathampstead Community Group

    Category: Car Schemes
    Area Covered: Wheathampstead
    Eligibility Criteria: People going to Hospitals, Surgeries

    The Wheathampstead Community Group (WCG) has been serving the village of Wheathampstead and surrounding areas for 45 years. WCG is a registered charity that aims to provide help and support to any resident of the village. We organise transport for people who cannot get to hospital, doctors appointments or collect prescriptions. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WheathampsteadCG/  

  • Hertford Community Cars

    Category: Car Schemes
    Area Covered: Hertford
    Eligibility Criteria: Older People

    Royal Voluntary Service Transport may be trips to and from hospital or to a GP appointment. Equally, these may be trips to the shops or into town, journeys that enrich lives and really add to the pleasure of day-to-day living. It’s especially important where mobility issues can make it difficult, if not impossible, for older people to use public transport and in rural areas with limited transport services. It’s cheaper than taking a taxi and local volunteers often become friends. Volunteers use a combination of their own cars or adapted vehicles or mini-buses, depending on the local area.

  • Redbourn Care Group

    Area Covered: Redbourn
    Eligibility Criteria: Must live in the Parish of Redbourn.

    The Redbourn Care Group is a charity which aims to provide friendly help to any resident of the village who may be ill, have experienced  a recent accident or bereavement,  finds their life impaired by loss of mobility, or would simply like to enjoy recreation in the company of others.

  • Markyate and Flamstead Care Group

    Area Covered: Markyate and Flamstead
    Eligibility Criteria: Housebound/Disabled; Health, Group Trips for residents of Markyate and Flamstead

    We provide transport by means of private cars and our own mini bus for the housebound and/or disabled residents of the two villages. We can arrange to transport them to local doctors and dentists. The Mini Bus transport to local supermarkets and on outings and trips further afield. Mobile phone is manned from 9.30am till 1.00pm on weekdays. Volunteers answer the phone and find drivers to meet the clients need.

  • Lister Health Shuttle

    Category: Car Schemes
    Area Covered: Stevenage area
    Eligibility Criteria: Anyone can use the service if going to hospitals, surgeries, clinics, health centres, physio. Must be self-transferable.

    The Health Shuttle is a door to door chargeable transport service to and from the Lister Hospital – covering Stevenage, Knebworth, Letchworth, Hitchin, Ickleford, St Ippolyts, Baldock, Stotfold, Henlow, Shefford, Shillington, Lower Stondon and Arlesey, Mondays to Fridays (except public holidays). It also offers a link between the Lister and QEII hospitals Monday to Thursdays only (again except public holidays), as well as trips to Local Health Centres and Surgeries for specialist appointments. The Health Shuttle forms part of the Herts Travellink initiative which has been developed through the Hertfordshire Integrated Transport Partnership (HITP) – a unique partnership of some 60 stakeholders, including: Hertfordshire County Council, the county’s ten district councils, many voluntary sector organisations, and local NHS trusts.

  • Kings Langley Good Neighbours

    Category: Car Schemes
    Area Covered: Kings Langley
    Eligibility Criteria: For Kings Langley residents only. Based on WD4 postcode. Help some HP postcodes (Hemmel Hempstead)

    Are you having difficulty getting to appointments at hospital or the dentist or the local surgery? If  you live in Kings Langley we might be able to help.

  • Datchworth Voluntary Car Service

    Category: Car Schemes
    Area Covered: Datchworth, Bulls Green, Burnham Green
    Eligibility Criteria: Volunteer drivers - Drs / Dentist visits

    Volunteers help transport the elderly or anyone who has difficulty getting transport to enable them to attend appointments e.g. doctors, dentist. For hospital appointments it would be preferred that residents use the NHS patient transport service 0300 303 2101.

  • Bushey & Oxhey Care

    Category: Car Schemes
    Area Covered: Bushey & Oxhey
    Eligibility Criteria: For Bushey & Oxhey residents, with parish boundaries (not South Oxhey)

    Do you need a hand getting to Medical appointments, the shops, or visiting services? Just phone a few days before your appointment and we will try to organise a driver for you. There is no set charge, but we accept donations to cover running costs. Provides a friendly, helpful and reliable service to those in need within the Bushey & Oxhey Area.   Could you or someone you know be a volunteer? We welcome new drivers and duty officers. Look at our Volunteers’ Job Descriptions to see what is involved.

  • Hertsmere Community Transport

    Area Covered: Hertsmere
    Eligibility Criteria: Live in Hertsmere area and be unable to access public transport. Car scheme covers Borehamwood and Potters Bar residents

    Hertsmere Community Transport  are a charity that operates in Hertsmere. We provide accessible, affordable door-to-door transport for people with mobility problems; thereby promoting better access to healthcare, greater community participation and increased social inclusion. Community Car Scheme A scheme for people who are unable to use public transport to get to community facilities or medical appointments. This may be because of mobility problems or other special needs. The Car Scheme operates in Borehamwood and Potters Bar. A charge of 45 pence a mile is made for each journey to cover volunteer expenses. We have volunteer drivers who use their own cars. Folded wheelchairs can be taken in most cars, but passengers must be able to transfer from wheelchair to car. THREE WORKING DAYS notice is needed. ​Hertsmere Shopper Scheme is a door-to-door service for people with mobility problems who have difficulty using public transport, and want to go to their local supermarket. People are collected from their homes by an accessible minibus and taken to their local supermarket for about an hours shopping and then taken home. Charges from £4.00 return. The scheme operates in Borehamwood, Potters Bar, Bushey, Bushey Heath, Well End, Radlett and Shenley. Ring & Ride is a door Read more [...]

  • Community Action Dacorum

    Area Covered: Dacorum
    Eligibility Criteria: Live in Dacorum area and be unable to access public transport

    Community Action Dacorum is a charity that provides a circle of support to the local community. As a council for voluntary service, we believe in bringing people together to achieve more in their communities and improve quality of life. Community Wheels hires minibuses to groups and organisations such as elderly or disabled groups, youth groups or sport clubs, who are Community Action Dacorum members. Community Cars solves transport problems for less able people in Dacorum. Our team of volunteers use their own cars in their free time to drive passengers to their destinations. Door to Store provides older or disabled people who have difficulties in using public transport safe, reliable and accessible transport to a local supermarket.Bus Services. Day Trippers is a membership outings club for older people. Community Wheels provides timetabled bus services throughout Dacorum using a 16 seater minibus.

  • Royston & District Community Transport

    Area Covered: Royston
    Eligibility Criteria: Royston & surrounding villages & South Cambs. Unable to use public transport due to age, frailty, mobility or no public transport options

    Royston & District Community Transport offers door-to-door transport for people living in Royston and the surrounding villages of North & East Hertfordshire and South Cambridgeshire who are unable to use conventional public transport and do not have the use of a car. Volunteer drivers provide transport using their own cars and the scheme also operates two wheelchair-accessible minibuses and a four/six seat Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV). Who can use the service? The scheme is aimed at groups or individuals who are unable to use conventional public transport for reasons of age, frailty, impaired mobility or the lack of public transport. Our minibuses and MPV are suitable for wheelchair users who cannot transfer to a car. On the move? We are currently based at Royston Hospital which, although closed to inpatients, is still open for outpatient clinics and community facilities. Please note that RDCT will be moving in the near future to new offices, but our telephone number and e-mail address will remain the same. Watch this space! Where can I go? The service can be used for journeys to: Hospitals for appointments, admissions or visits Health care appointments Day Centres Specialist Needs clubs Social purposes Shopping

  • Welwyn Hatfield CVS Car Scheme

    Category: Car Schemes
    Area Covered: Welwyn & Hatfield
    Eligibility Criteria: Welwyn, Hatfield & Colney Heath. Unable to use public transport due to age, frailty, mobility

    The Welwyn Hatfield Community Car Scheme is funded by Hertfordshire County Council and E & N Hertfordshire CCG and was set up to provide transport for people who cannot use public transport. Our customers are mainly older people or people with illness or disability that prevents them from using public transport easily. The charge is 60p per mile from the volunteer’s home. Donations towards the running of the scheme are always welcome. Our drivers are local volunteers who are vetted by us and who give part of their time to community work in the area. Transport is for: medical appointments support groups day centres visits to sick relatives and friends shopping

  • Watford & Three Rivers Trust Community Cars

    Category: Car Schemes
    Area Covered: Watford
    Eligibility Criteria: Watford & 3 Rivers residents. Unable to use public transport due to age, frailty, mobility or no public transport options

    Since 1981 Watford & Three Rivers Trust Community Cars (formerly Watford Volunteer Transport Office) has been providing essential journeys for those unable to use public transport. We provide transport for those with mobility or sensory issues as well as those who need to access the service on short term basis while they recover from an operation or general ill health. Community Cars serves residents across Watford and Three Rivers and provides a safe, reliable and affordable service. Our team of friendly volunteer drivers use their own cars to provide transport to medical appointments, day centers, social engagements, to visit relatives and much more. While most of the journeys are local or to London hospitals, nationwide journeys can be arranged. Journeys are charged at 45p per mile and we take requests from individuals as well as referrals from professionals. Demand for the service continues to grow and we are always seeking to recruit new volunteer drivers and volunteers to support our bookings line by taking calls and arranging journey’s.

  • Pirton Joycare

    Category: Car Schemes
    Area Covered: Pirton
    Eligibility Criteria: Over 65's - Pirton residents only

    Pirton Joycare was founded as a result of a legacy bequeathed by the late Joy Franklin in 1997. Joy was born in Pirton and lived here for most of her life. She left the legacy to be used to “benefit the older residents of Pirton village”. Consultation with the older residents was undertaken to ascertain what they felt would be of most benefit to them. Various ideas were put forward and all those eligible, i.e. those over 65 years were asked to vote on their preferences. Most of these have been implemented. In the years that JoyCare has been in existence, the legacy has been managed carefully. A donation of £3,000 was made to the Village Hall for improvements and maintenance, and we fund our various activities. However, we want to continue to help the older residents of Pirton in the foreseeable future by continuing to run our existing activities, organising trips and introducing other schemes. We currently organise shopping trips in mini buses each month and we have a monthly lunch in the Fox Pub in Pirton on the first Thursday and another monthly lunch on the second Thursday in one of several local pubs. We have occasional outings to Read more [...]

  • North Herts CVS

    Category: Car Schemes
    Area Covered: North Herts and Stevenage
    Eligibility Criteria: Unable to use public transport due to age, frailty, mobility, disability, special needs or no public transport options

    Our community transport scheme helps less able residents of North Herts & Stevenage solve their transport problems. We use a dedicated team of volunteers who all use their own cars in their free time, to transport passengers who live locally to their required destination. As of April 2016 we also took over the Lister Voluntary Car Scheme, and as such our capacity has grown immensely, we now have approximately 70 volunteer drivers, covering various areas of North Herts, Stevenage and parts of East Herts. The scheme is run by local co-ordinators who have a team of volunteer drivers who use their own cars in their free time. All of our drivers are paid a mileage rate of 0.45p per mile to cover the distance they travel from and back to their own home. The Scheme has Public Liability Insurance cover.   Who are our drivers? Our drivers are from all walks of life, some are retired, or students, or parents with children at school. All have varied backgrounds and interests, and enjoy helping others. All our drivers have all been DBS checked.   Who are our clients? The scheme is aimed at individuals who are unable to use other passenger Read more [...]

  • Harpenden Helping Hand

    Category: Car Schemes
    Area Covered: Harpenden
    Eligibility Criteria: Less able and people in need

    Harpenden Helping Hand is a Charity founded in 1971. Our volunteers provide help to anyone living in Harpenden who needs a ‘helping hand’ whatever their age and whatever their circumstances. Our volunteers are able to drive people to local hospitals, doctors’ and dental surgeries and opticians when taking public transport or a taxi would be difficult. We can also help by taking people who have difficulty shopping alone to the shops or, if they are housebound, by undertaking their shopping for them. Volunteers can befriend the housebound or offer respite to a carer. We are able to provide transport to local hospitals, doctor, dentist or other medical appointments when taking public transport or a taxi would be difficult. We trust this valuable service will only be used by those with a real practical need. All we ask is that you give as much notice as possible and a small donation to the charity for the help received. Contact us by telephone on 01582 764599.

  • East Herts Community Car Scheme

    Category: Car Schemes
    Area Covered: East Herts
    Eligibility Criteria: East Herts Council Tax Payers

    The Community Car Scheme for East Herts offers affordable transport to disabled or elderly community members who cannot access public transport or any other means of transportation. The Scheme is delivered by voluntary drivers using their own vehicles. Monday – Sunday, subject to availability. Price 45p/mile payable to the driver.

  • Broxbourne Dial-a-ride and Community Car service

    Category: Car Schemes
    Area Covered: Broxbourne
    Eligibility Criteria: Older people

    Royal Voluntary Service Transport may be trips to and from hospital or to a GP appointment. Equally, these may be trips to the shops or into town, journeys that enrich lives and really add to the pleasure of day-to-day living. It’s especially important where mobility issues can make it difficult, if not impossible, for older people to use public transport and in rural areas with limited transport services. It’s cheaper than taking a taxi and local volunteers often become friends. Volunteers use a combination of their own cars or adapted vehicles or mini-buses, depending on the local area.