Community Transport Schemes in Sussex for the Elderly

Community Transport Schemes in Sussex for the Elderly

Elderly residents of Sussex who struggle to make use of public transport are able to make use of several Community Transport Schemes. These are useful for journeys to the shops, to social events, to GP appointments and more that aren’t eligible for Patient Transport Services in Sussex.

Community Transport Schemes in Sussex

Age Space has put together the following page to guide you through the Dial-a-Ride schemes in place across Sussex to help your elderly relative get from A to B. These are often run as a membership scheme and will charge a small fee per journey – often equal to or less than a bus fare.

Community Transport Services in East Sussex

CTLA Dial-a-Ride Services

CTLA offer Dial-a-Ride services across East Sussex to anyone who cannot easily access public transport. This can be due to mobility issues, living in an isolated location, or additional needs requirements. In order to book a journey, you will need to register with them for free online or over the phone. 

For full information on CTLA’s Dial-a-Ride services to and to register, you can visit the website or get in touch using the details provided.

DIal-a-Ride - Community Transport Schemes in Sussex

Community Transport Services in West Sussex

CT Sussex: Dial-a-Ride

CT Sussex is a West Sussex based organisation that is designed to help people gain access to wherever they need to be. Their service is available to anyone who finds it difficult to access public transport due to mobility issues or due to living in an area with poor transport links. The Dial-a-Ride service can pick up your elderly relative at their door in a wheelchair accessible minibus and be taken to their destination by a trained driver.

Community Transport Schemes in West Sussex

In order to book a Dial-a-Ride journey, you will need to register for a free membership. You can get in touch with them or visit the website for more information on the service and signing up.

Worthing Dial-a-Ride

Worthing Dial-a-Ride provides a safe and secure transport opportunity that enables individuals in the Worthing and Adur District areas to access services and avoid social isolation.

The service is designed for people of all ages who are unable to use public transport due to a disability (permanent or temporary) or a communication impairment. Their mini buses have low steps, lots of handles, a wheelchair tail life and clamping facilities. Each bus has a helpful driver who can assist with bags and getting on and off.

You can visit the website or get in touch using the details below for more information.

Sussex-Wide Community Transport Services

Sussex Dial-a-Ride

Sussex Dial-A-Ride is a volunteer-based group that provides affordable transportation to people across the greater Sussex area. Services are dependable, courteous, safe, efficient, inclusive and respectful. In order to be eligible, members must require access to affordable and accessible transportation.

Please note: your relative must be able to walk on their own and get out of a vehicle themselves without assistance. Drivers are not trained to handle wheelchairs or transfer people in and out of the vehicles.

They will pick up clients within the greater Sussex area and take them to local destinations. You will need to get in touch to book a journey at least 48 hours in advance of the required service. From there, they will arrange a volunteer driver to come to your relative’s door, drive them to their destination and then back to the pick up location. If your relative requires an escort or carer with them, you must inform Sussex Dial-a-Ride of this when booking.

For full information and to book a journey, you can visit their website or get in touch using the details provided.

Shop-Mobility Schemes in Sussex

Shopmobility Schemes provide mobility options such as manual wheelchairs and powered scooters that people who need assistance visiting town centres or shopping centres can borrow.

Some schemes require an annual fee, with booking done in advance as vehicles are limited.

Shopmobility Schemes in Sussex

Brighton & Hove

  • Address: Brighton and Hove Shopmobility, Churchill Square Car Park 1 (Orange), Level P3, Grenville Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2RF
  • Telephone: 01273 323239
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Eastbourne

  • Address: Eastbourne Shopmobility, The Beacon Shopping Centre, Eastbourne, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3NW
  • Telephone: 01323 439585
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Hastings

  • Address: Priory Meadow Shopping Centre, Car Park Level 8, Queens Road, Hastings, TN34 1PH
  • Telephone: 01424 447847
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