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Description

Helping people who have difficulty using public transport, or who must travel to or from locations when there is no public transport available. Volunteer drivers can help when there is no other way to get there!

The most common types of journey requested are to get to health and care-related appointments, although journeys can be made for other purposes. We have helped passengers get to appointments at Musgrove and Nuffield hospitals in Taunton, Exeter and Bristol, as well as to other destinations including Taunton Railway Station, Bridgwater Coach Station and Bristol Airport.

The cost to the passenger is worked out on miles travelled, and they will be told this before completing their booking. Drivers offer their time freely, and in return receive expenses in respect of the mileage they incur.

Journeys must be pre-booked through Atwest, with at least 48 hours notice.

The scheme coordinator will match up travel requirements with the drivers available, and confirm all the arrangements with the passenger. The volunteer driver will then pick up the passenger from their home, and take them to their destination. The driver can also wait and bring them back home if requested and pre-booked.

Type of provision

Targeted - This is for people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families

Contact details

Email customerservices@atwest.org.uk
Telephone 01643 709701
Website https://www.atwest.org.uk/car-scheme/

Centre information

Accessibility and adjustments

Wheelchair access Yes

Location

Address Brunel Way, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5BY, UK

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