Volunteer Community Cars Scheme

SEDCAT (South East Dorset Community Accessible Transport) offers a service to help get you out and about.

Community Cars can help anyone in the Bournemouth area who can’t use public transport but still need to get out and about. It’s a kind, caring and compassionate service which gives a safe and helping hand.

The service is run with a team of volunteer drivers. They use their own cars to go out into the community and help members with every day needs. These can include a visit to a local GP, a trip to a friendship group, even the hairdressers. Mileage is charged at 60p per mile (minimum charge £5) which is calculated from the driver’s home. All Community Car drivers are CRB checked.

A wheelchair accessible vehicle can be booked (subject to availability) for passengers who need to travel with their wheelchair at a charge of £1.00 per mile (Min £8.00 charge)

More information

Telephone 01202 309433 (booking line open 10.00 am – 4pm Monday to Friday)

or 01202 534027,

or email sue.leighton@sedcat.org.uk or find out more at www.sedcat.org.uk

Hospital Hop

This service can be booked for a one off appointment without incurring the membership fee.

Daily shuttle service to Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals for a return fare of £9.00 from all Bournemouth post codes BH1-BH11.

Kind, caring drivers will provide extra help and wheelchair assistance to get people safely to their appointment and back home again.

Bookings must be made in advance on 01202 309433; fare paid to driver.

Some costs may be refundable by the NHS; for more information about help with healthcare costs call 0300 330 1343