Accessible transport is a key resource for carers looking after someone with a disability or illness that makes usual modes of transport difficult.
Below is a useful list of numbers, websites and organisations that provide assessable transport or advice and information on transport in your area.
Wiltshire Community Transport
Wiltshire Community Transport is run on a not-for- profit basis to assist people who cannot access private or public transport for any reason. Their website has a range of information on the types of community transport provided in your area, including a list of services that come directly to your house.
You can contact them on 01380 732816/17 or 01380 732824, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wiltshire Link provides a safety net for those unable to access public transport services and provides help with getting people to doctor’s appointments, shopping, or need help generally getting out and about. Their website has more information on their services, and you can contact them on 01380 722241, or through email on email@example.com.
Community First has great resources and information for those in Wiltshire and Swindon. They have a dedicated page on transport and work with Wiltshire Link and other organisations. They have a transport directory which lists type of service, the area it covers, and how to get in contact with the service.
If you look after someone who has a disability, they may be entitled to a free bus pass. You can find out more here, or have a look at Wiltshire Council’s website where you can download the application form.
If you would like any more information on what transport options are available for you and who you care for, please call us on 0800 181 4118 to chat with our team members.