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Community Transport fills the gaps left by public transport services. It is there to help people who may find it difficult accessing other transport due to health problems or lack of bus routes.
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Available throughout Fenland UK
More details about community transport can be found on:
If you are unsure of your local bus routes can check using the Journey Planner by clicking here.
For when you area is not supported by public transport or you have difficulties using it, you may be able to use the following schemes.
Fenland Association for Community Transport
You need to be a FACT member to use the Dial-A-Ride scheme. Membership costs £10 a year. Cambridgeshire County Council bus pass holders can use the service for free.
For more information, visit the FACT website or call 01354 661234.
This service is specifically aimed at individual people who live within the Fenland, Huntingdonshire and East Cambs. areas and have no other means of transport. This service is based on your needs and can be used to take you to appointments, on holiday, or anywhere you need to go that you cannot get to by using our Dial-A-Ride service. You must be a member of FACT to use this service. Call 01354 661243.
Is available to local community groups/non-profit organisations whose activities are concerned with social welfare, recreation, cultural or similar purposes. You must be a member of FACT to use this service.
Community Car Schemes
Community Car Schemes are for people who have difficulty using public transport or have no access to public transport. They offer organised door-to-door lifts for people who have no other way of making essential medical or social journeys.
Schemes are run by volunteers a bit like a taxi service. Passengers pay toward the cost of their journey and there is a minimum charge.
All journeys depend on driver availability. Passengers are asked to give as much notice as possible (at least 24-48 hours).
There are schemes covering every town and village in Fenland. It is best to call them for information as they all run slightly differently:
- Chatteris, Doddington, Benwick and Manea Community Car Scheme – 07944 814156
- Christchurch Community Car Scheme – 07871 262818
- Elm, Friday Bridge and Coldham Community Car Scheme – 07902 316360
- Gorefield Social Car Scheme – 07500 479444
- Leverington, Newton and Tydd Community Car Scheme – 07879 082158
- March Community Car Scheme – 07742 928531
- Parson Drove Surgery Car Scheme (for medical appointments only) – 07766 534280
- Whittlesey Community Car Scheme – 07810 427483
- Wimblington Community Car Scheme – 07563 782938
- Wisbech Community Car Scheme – 07541 400780
- Wisbech St Mary and Parson Drove Community Car Scheme – 07592 407283
Patient Transport Service
This service takes patients who are frail or need specialist assistance to and from appointments at hospitals, treatment centres and other similar facilities.
This is a high quality service for patients which is safe, effective and flexible and gives people fair access to vital health services.
To find out if you or a family member are eligible for patient transport, please call 0345 6038117 or for more info click here.
Speak to the community car scheme individually for their prices.
If you are of state pension age or are disabled, you can apply to get a free (‘concessionary’) bus pass. Find out more, including how and where to apply, on this website.
If you’re referred to hospital or other NHS premises for specialist NHS treatment or diagnostic tests by a doctor, dentist or another primary care health professional, you may be able to claim a refund of reasonable travel costs under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS). For full details and to check if you are eligible click here.