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Community transport schemes - Purbeck

Community transport – transporting the community

If you need transport to get to non-emergency medical appointments, visit someone in hospital, attend a social activity or just to visit friends and family then Community Transport may be the answer. A telephone service is now available for anyone to find out if there is a community transport scheme in their area. Just call the number and provide your postcode. The operator will tell you if there is a scheme near you and provide you with a contact name and telephone number. For further details contact:
Tel: 01305 221053 http://mapping.dorsetforyou.com/mylocal/


Dorset Community Transport Directory

Dorset County Council Adult & Community Services in association with Dorset Community Action have produced a booklet listing 40 voluntary car schemes, dial-a-rides and other Community Transport initiatives across Dorset. To download the Directory, go to the Community Transport link on the Dorset For You website: www.dorsetforyou.com.
This booklet is available in large print and on audio cassette/CD, Braille or alternative languages. Please contact the Dorset County Council Information Office on 01305 224320.


Helping Hands

A voluntary car scheme providing transport for hospital visiting and appointments, doctors and other medical appointments and prescription collection. Drivers use their own vehicles. The service is available to the disabled, mobility impaired, and people over 65 years of age. Donations towards mileage costs gratefully accepted. The areas served are Wareham, Sandford, Carey, Stoborough, Ridge, Corfe Castle, Bere Regis, Bloxworth, Stoborough Green, Lychett Matravers, Upton, Holton Heath, Norden, Morden, East Morden, Lychett Minster, Slepe, Arne, Church Knowle, East Creech. You will need to register to use the service. For further details contact Pauline Clarkson on 01929 556655, bookings taken Monday – Friday (9am – 5pm).


North Dorset Community Accessible Transport (NORDCAT)

Now operating in Purbeck, a dial-a-ride service enabling access to shopping and social activities available to the elderly and disabled people with no access to or unable to use public transport. NORDCAT minibuses are wheelchair accessible and can carry up to 15 passengers. Annual registration fee is £5.For further information, contact:Helen Reed, NORDCAT Community Transport Manager on 01258 472164.


Share and Care

Transport to and from doctors, dentists and opticians and prescription collection service in Wool, Bovington, East and West Lulworth, East Stoke, Winfrith, East Knighton, East Burton and Coombe Keynes. Charges: 40p per mile. Telephone the Co-ordinator Mrs Bridget Hine on 01929 463835.


Swanage Communicare

Available 7 days a week, all year round to help with providing car transport. At least one day’s notice required. Charges: 40p per mile, minimum of £1.00. For help please contact any of the following numbers: 01929 430932, 423692, 423587, 427576, or mobile number 07531811375. As these are volunteers numbers, if the first number you contact is unavailable just move on to one of the others. The overall director of Swanage Communicare is Jenny Lazenby - 01929 288092 but please only contact her if other numbers are not available.

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