Local volunteer transport for medical needs
NeighbourCar is a West Moors-based volunteer car transport service. A charge is levied on a 'per-mile' basis - follow the link on the Dorset Council site for more details.
If you are having difficulty arranging transport for those important visits to the surgery, hospital, health clinics, opticians etc., then call this mobile number to speak to the 'duty' co-ordinator for the service.
[ The following information was taken from the Dorset Council Community Transport page; it is correct as of February 2021 ]
Booking Number: 07922 125 266
Voluntary car scheme for medical appointments.
Cost:Donation: 60p per mile.
Days of operation:Anytime a driver is available. We need to have 3 or 4 days notice for bookings.
Vehicles:Volunteers’ own vehicles.
Areas served:West Moors.
General Enquiries:07922 125 266
Contact Name:Joan Goodwin
Must register with the above named first.
All drivers are DBS checked.
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A NEIGHBOUR CAR DRIVER . . .
- You give support to the people in West Moors who otherwise would struggle to get to hospital / doctor / dentist / optician or chiropodist appointments.
- You will be reimbursed for your mileage and only give of your time free.
- You can give just a couple of hours a week, or designate one day a week to help or more.
- You can always refuse a job as this is a voluntary organisation and any time you can give is gratefully received by our clients.