Community Transport Schemes in Surrey for the Elderly

Community Transport Schemes in Surrey for the Elderly

Getting the elderly from a to b in Surrey

Community transport schemes offer an alternative to public transport for elderly people. They can be used to take people to elderly day care centres in Surrey and lunch clubs for the elderly in Surrey.

Community transport schemes can also help transport the elderly to the shops. Meal delivery services in Surrey provide another way to ensure your elderly relative eats a hot and balanced meal each day.

If you are interested in transfer to and from hospital appointments, please visit patient transport services in Surrey.

Dial-a-Ride Services in Surrey for the Elderly

dial a ride wheelchair accessible surrey

Dial-a-Ride are specialist door-to-door transport services for people who are unable to use public transport. They are particularly useful to the elderly as they can support those who have health conditions or mobility issues, and those who are geographically isolated. Dial-a-Ride provides transport for individuals who wish to attend medical appointments, social activities, shopping trips.

Below, we have pulled together the available Dial-a-Ride services in Surrey that are wheelchair accessible. Schemes have a membership basis and often a small charge on top for each journey. Contact numbers are provided for further information.

East Surrey Dial-a-Ride

  • Eligibility: mobility impaired residents living in CR3 and CR6 postcode area of Tandridge district council.
  • Trips: social, shopping but not able to take people to and from hospital.
  • Cost: £7 for registration and £5 annual renewal thereafter; journeys cost £1 per mile (£1.60 minimum).

Telephone: 01883 349001 (booking) 01883 346547 (for more information)
Email: esdar@btclick.com
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Elmbridge Dial-a-Ride

  • Eligibility: anyone with limited mobility living in the council of Elmbridge.
  • Trips: social, shopping but cannot accept bookings for medical appointments.
  • Cost: annual membership fee of £17; journey of up to three miles – £4.80.
  • Companion service on shopping trips for those who need extra help.

Telephone: 01372 474944
Email: commtransport@elmbridge.gov.uk
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Epsom and Ewell ‘Transport from Home’

  • Eligibility: serves the elderly and disabled living in the Epsom and Ewell council area.
  • Trips: social, shopping and medical.
  • Cost: Annual membership paid by direct debit: enquiry form.

Telephone: 01372 732000
Email: contactus@epsom-ewell.gov.uk
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Guildford Dial-a-Ride

  • Eligibility: those with limited mobility who live in Guildford and the surrounding villages.
  • Trips: social, shopping and medical.
  • Cost: small annual membership fee and charge for trips; get in touch for more information.

Telephone: 01483 458052
Email: communitytransport@guildford.gov.uk
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Mole Valley Dial-A-Ride

  • Eligibility: elderly and disabled residents of Mole Valley district council.
  • Trips: social, shopping and medical.
  • Cost: annual membership costs £26 per person or £50 for a joint membership.
  • Essential companions travel free of charge.

Telephone: 0300 123 7749 
Email: mvlife@molevalley.gov.uk
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Reigate and Banstead Buses 4U Travel Club

  • Eligibility: elderly or disabled resident in the Reigate and Banstead borough council area.
  • Trips: shopping trips for up to two hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
  • Cost: £7 per trip.

Telephone: 01372 204540
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Runnymede Dial-A-Ride

  • Eligibility: available to elderly and disabled residents of Runnymede.
  • Trips: social, shopping and medical appointments.
  • Cost: free membership and small charge per journey which is calculated when booking

Telephone: 01932 425050
Email: communitytransport@runnymede.gov.uk
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Spelthorne ‘Spelride’

  • Eligibility: elderly residents and disabled people living in Spelthorne council area
  • Trips: social, shopping and medical (but only within borough area)
  • Cost: annual membership fee of £21; fares are £4.10 per journey and £7.10 return.

Telephone: 01372 474550
Email: independentliving@spelthorne.gov.uk
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Surrey Heath Community Transport

  • Eligibility: any resident of Surrey Heath who is unable to access public transport.
  • Trips: social, shopping and medical appointments. .
  • Cost: free membership – only have to pay small fee for each journey.

Telephone: 01276 707658
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Waverley Hoppa

  • Eligibility: elderly resident of Cranleigh, Farnham, Goldaming and Haslemere area.
  • Trips: social, shopping and medical.
  • Cost: registering with the service is free then trips have a small fee depending on mileage.

Telephone: 01428 681701
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Woking Community Transport (Bustler)

  • Eligibility: elderly or disabled resident of Woking Borough.
  • Trips: social, shopping and medical appointments.
  • Costs: free membership then £4 for short trip within Woking or larger fee of around £10 for hospital trip.

Telephone: 01483 744800
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Surrey Community Action Voluntary Car Scheme

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The Surrey voluntary car scheme provides a range of supportive services by members of a local community to help elderly people who live in their area. Services provided include: transport, shopping, visiting and picking up prescriptions/pensions.

There are approximately 100 voluntary car/good neighbours schemes in Surrey. The schemes operate with volunteers using their own cars to provide transport. Each scheme has their own operating hours and co-coordinator.

Find a Surrey Good Neighbour in your area

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