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Voluntary Action Rutland Social Car and Community Transport Scheme

We operate an extensive transport scheme for frail elderly, disabled and vulnerable people in Rutland who have difficulty in travelling independently around the area covered by the Social Car Scheme.

This is a door-to-door service where volunteer drivers use their own vehicles to pick up clients and return them to their homes.

The driver will wait for a reasonable time until the visit or appointment is over. Clients who travel with our transport scheme are expected to contribute toward the cost of their journey according to a set tariff.

Transport Facts

  • 57 volunteers drive for the Car Scheme

  • 2,700  people are registered with the Scheme (5% increase from the previous year)

  • 20,000 journeys were undertaken last year (2% increase from the previous year)

  • 221,746 miles were travelled (6.5% increase from previous year)

    Minibuses and Other Vehicle Hire

     Voluntary Action Rutland also offers the hire of the following vehicles:

    • Peugeot 16 seat wheelchair-accessible with tail lift and retractable step (with one wheelchair this would have 13 seats and with two wheelchairs it would be 12 seats).

    • Fiat 13 seat wheelchair-accessible with tail lift and retractable step

    • Peugeot Teepee 6 seats or 4 seats and 1 wheelchair-accessible

  • Conditions apply

Who to contact

01572 724 705
Parent Organisation
Voluntary Action Rutland (VAR)

Where to go

Rutland Volunteer Centre
Voluntary Action Rutland
Lands End Way
LE15 6RB

Office opening hours for bookings and enquiries are 09:00 - 12:00 Monday to Friday.

There is an answer machine out of hours, if message is left call the office back the next working day to confirm details of your request

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Transport Office Open Monday - Friday 9am - 12pm

This page was last updated on: 29/06/2020

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