The Community Car Scheme for East Herts helps people who don’t have access to a car and are unable to travel on public transport to get to essential appointments.
The Scheme relies entirely on the support of voluntary drivers using their own vehicles in their spare time. The client pays the driver directly, after the journey at 45 pence per mile. Journeys can be arranged Monday to Sunday but weekend trips may be limited due to availability of volunteer drivers.
Trips can include health related appointments (no emergencies) such as:
- Doctor/dentist appointments
- Hospital visits
as well as appointments for social purposes and everyday needs such as:
- Visiting friends and relatives
- Church visits
- Day centres & clubs
- Cultural activities (theatre etc.)
All drivers undergo an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), are friendly and reliable as well as passionate about helping our clients.