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 help those who no longer drive and who struggle with mobility to get about and maintain independence in later life.

They can be used to provide transport to and from the shops, or even elderly day care centres in Surrey and lunch clubs for the elderly in Surrey.

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, as well as those who are geographically isolated. Dial-a-Ride services can provide transport for individuals who wish to attend medical appointments, social activities and shopping trips, among others.

Below, we have compiled a list of the available Dial-a-Ride services in Surrey that are wheelchair accessible. Schemes have a membership basis and often charge a small fee on top for each journey. Contact details are also provided so you can find out further information regarding costs and eligibility.

North Tandridge Dial-a-Ride

Eligibility

This service may be used by any paid up members who live in the areas served and have mobility difficulties or no access to appropriate public transport or their own motorised transport.

Operating Hours
  • Monday to Friday (School Days), 9:30am to 3:00pm & 4:45pm to 6:00pm
  • Monday to Friday (School Holidays), 9:00am to 6:00pm
Cost
  • Up to two miles: £2.50
  • Two to five miles: £3.00
  • Over five miles: £3.50
Contact

Elmbridge Dial-a-Ride

Eligibility

The service is for people of any age with limited mobility, who are unable to use conventional public transport, and are residents of Elmbridge.

Operating Hours
  • Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Cost

Access to the dial-a-ride service requires a membership fee of £22 annually. Following that, additional journey fees are as follows:

  • Up to three miles: £7.00
  • Up to five miles: £8.50
  • Up to ten miles: £12.50
Contact

Epsom & Ewell 'Transport from Home'

Eligibility

The Transport from Home service is for people who are unable to use public transport due to physical, sensory or learning disability, frailty or mental health problems.

Cost

Access to the service requires a membership. You can find out information on this and the costs from the Epsom & Ewell borough council’s website.

Contact

Guildford Dial-a-Ride

Eligibility

This service is available to anyone with physical disability or mobility issues, ill health, learning difficulties, mental health issues or those over 60 years of age.

Cost

The fee is £13.90 for the Annual Community Transport membership. It can be paid in cash to the driver on your first journey.

Contact

Mole Valley Dial-a-Ride

Eligibility

Residents of Mole Valley who are unable to use public transport.

Cost

Annual membership cost of £27 per person, or £52 for a joint membership.

Contact

Runnymede Dial-a-Ride

Eligibility

Transport services are available to residents who are unable to access public bus services. This may be for reasons such as physical, sensory or learning disability, frailty or mental health problems.

Operating Hours
  • Monday to Saturday (excluding bank holidays), 9:00am - 5:00pm
Cost

The cost of each journey is calculated on booking and users can pay the driver when they travel. Carers are able to travel as companion free of charge.

Contact

Spelthorne 'Spelride'

Eligibility

This service is available to elderly and disabled residents living in the Spelthorne council area.

Operating Hours
  • Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 11:00am & 2:00pm - 4:00pm for transport to and from day centres.
  • Daily, 11:00am - 2:00pm for other trips.
Cost

There is an annual membership fee of £22.15 to access Spelride (or £25.00 for Spelride services and community centre access).

Fares are £4.30 for a single journey and £7.50 for a return.

Contact

Surrey Heath Community Transport

Eligibility

This service is for residents who are unable to access public bus services. This may be for reasons such as a physical, sensory or learning disability, frailty, mental health problems or unavailability of bus services. 

Operating Hours
  • Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
Cost

The cost of each journey will be calculated when you book and payment options will be offered. Carers are able to travel as a companion free of charge.

Contact

Waverley Hoppa

Eligibility

This service is open to elderly residents of Godalming and the surrounding villages.

Operating Hours
  • Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 12.30pm & 1.30pm to 4:00pm.
Contact

Woking Community Transport (Bustler)

Eligibility

Elderly or disabled residents of Woking Borough are eligible for this service.

Contact

Surrey Community Action Voluntary Car Scheme

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

There are a great number of voluntary car and other 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.

 

 



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