For older people that don’t have a car, have poor mobility, find it difficult to use public transport or that live in rural areas with poor transport links, it can be difficult to get out and about. This can lead to feelings of isolation, loneliness and a lack of independence. Royal Voluntary Service provides community transport to support older people to live more independent lives.
Using their own cars or adapted vehicles and minibuses, our friendly local volunteer drivers drive clients to and from hospital, GP and other appointments, to local shops for shopping and to social visits and activities. Royal Voluntary Service community transport means that clients aren’t reliant on neighbours, family members or friends to take them to appointments and is a cheaper option to taking taxis.