Swale Seniors Forum (SSF)
c/o Swale CVS
Central House
Central Avenue
Sittingbourne
ME10 4NU

 

Swale Social Car Scheme

 

Have difficulty using public transport?

Swale Volunteer Centre run a Social Car Scheme, providing transport to those vital appointments for people who have difficulty using public transport.
There are many reasons why you may have problems with using buses, trains or taxis.  Mobility, appointment times, costs etc.


The Social Car Scheme is there to provide transport to enable you to get to those essential appointments i.e. the doctor, hospital, dental and so on.
Our service is run by volunteers, both the person who takes your booking and the driver who drives you to your appointment.

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The volunteers give their time and support freely but there is a charge, payable to the driver, which goes towards the running costs of their vehicle, petrol and so forth.

Available to all local residents who have difficulty in using public transport, there is a registration fee of £25 and thereafter an annual fee of £20 per person, payable to Swale CVS to help cover administration costs. Journeys are charged at a rate of 45p per mile (with a minimum charge of £4.50) with an additional £1 admin charge per journey.

Besides providing transport, the driver will also provide the comfort and support of a friendly arm to lean on if you wish, if you need assistance with a wheelchair there is always room in the car for a friend or family member to assist you at no extra cost.

The driver will wait for you for a reasonable time (up to 2 hours) an extra charge will be applied if a longer stay is required

Telephone 01795 426647


(Open Monday - Friday between 9.30am - 2.30pm only).