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Getting around Rutland - a quick guide

Listed below are services and support available to help you get around Rutland. Please be aware that some services mentioned may be disrupted due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Improving your access

The Blue Badge Scheme offers parking permits to people with severe mobility problems.

If you are living with a disability, the Motability Scheme can help you with leasing a car, powered wheelchair or scooter.  

Mobility Trust provides powered wheelchairs and scooters for UK residents who have severe disabilities and can't obtain such equipment through other means.

Blatchford Wheelchair Service provides a first-class wheelchair service to patients registered with GP practices in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland.

Shopmobility is a national scheme lending wheelchairs and scooters to people with limited mobility, so they can shop and visit facilities within the town, city or shopping centre.

RADAR keys provide access to disabled toilets, and the Changing Places site lists nearby Changing Places toilets.

Rutland Access Group campaigns for improved access to both the environment and services throughout Rutland.

Getting around by car

If you are living with a disability, the Motability Scheme can help you with leasing a car, powered wheelchair or scooter. 

Voluntary Action Rutland runs a Social Car and Community Transport Scheme.

Driving Miss Daisy helps the elderly, disabled or anyone who can't drive continue to be mentally and physically active within their community.

Christ Church Stamford's Community Transport Scheme  provides a service for people who are unable to use, or have difficulty with access to, public transport.

Getting around by bike

If you've got an old bike gathering dust at home, you can apply for a £50 repair voucher through the government's Fix your Bike Voucher Scheme.

Rutland County Council have also recently launched a new electric bike scheme, enabling people living in Rutland to hire the bikes to travel to work, school, training, or social activities they would otherwise be unable to attend. 

Getting around using public transport

The Call Connect Bus Service offers an on-demand minibus service.

Rutland County Council offers various concessionary bus passes and travel schemes for eligible people.

The U3A's ‘Bus Pass Travels’ Group take trips to nearby towns using bus passes.

The Disabled Persons Railcard is for people with a disability that makes travelling by train difficult.

Help with travel costs

The NHS's Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme can help with appointment travel costs

Vehicle Tax reduction is available for people receiving selected benefits

The Disabled Persons Railcard is for people with a disability that makes travelling by train difficult.

Rutland County Council offers various concessionary bus passes and travel schemes for eligible people.

The Blue Badge Scheme offers parking permits to people with severe mobility problems.

If you are living with a disability, the Motability Scheme can help you with leasing a car, powered wheelchair or scooter. 

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