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Age UK works alongside other community organisations to provide door-to-door transport for older people to help them to maintain their independence. Depending on where you live, we may be able to help you with transport.

 

Two of our Minibus Drivers standing and smiling in front of one of our minibuses

 

How can this service help me?

We provide wheelchair accessible transport, delivering a safe and comfortable journey throughout the City and County areas, for those that need to travel in their own wheelchair or have limited mobility.  All accessible minibuses are fitted with a tail lift for easy access, so no steps to climb. 

Where is it available?

Our fleet of wheelchair accessible minibuses are based throughout the City and County areas including Rutland. We have a range of 8 seater vehicles through to 15 seater minibuses. All minibuses come with a trained driver.

Our car scheme service helps provide individuals with transport throughout the City and County areas.

Is this service free?

Charges apply for the use of our transport services and these very much depend on your circumstances and the type of transport required.

For full details of the charges for our wheelchair accessible minibus service, please contact us on 0116 299 2248 or email us at transport@ageukleics.org.uk.

If you're referred to hospital or other NHS premises for specialist NHS treatment or diagnostic tests by your doctor, dentist or another health professional, you may be able to claim a refund of reasonable travel costs under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS). For more information please contact “NHS Help with Health Costs” 0300 330 1343 or find out more here.

How can I access this service?

For more information on accessing our Transport Services please call 0116 299 2248 or email transport@ageukleics.org.uk 

The transport office is open from 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

The Transport Team

Our team of minibus drivers have received training in: First Aid, Health & Safety, Safeguarding, Equality and Diversity, Dementia Awareness, Manual Handling of people, and Vehicle training. They are also experienced in providing care support including medication, hoisting and assisting people in wheelchairs or with a disability.

Alternative Transport Services

Need help getting around? “Choose how you move” has some great links for alternative community transport, Shopmobilty, bus timetables and more at www.choosehowyoumove.co.uk

We are a proud member of the Community Transport Association UK

Further Information

Our Transport Services Leaflet provides more information on this service.