As part of their Community Companions project, the Volunteer Centre has a team of volunteer drivers to help people with disabilities, older people, people with learning disabilities and those with mental health problems to attend medical related appointments:
e.g. hospital appointments, doctor appointments, opticians, dentists, private doctors / clinics, physio and chiropodists, visiting people in nursing homes and hospital.
The scheme is also open to anyone going to a hospital appointment for a procedure that will leave them unable to travel home alone.
If the person uses a manual wheelchair and cannot transfer, Community Companions will book an Active Travel vehicle on their behalf from Community Transport.
Regretfully, the scheme is not available on financial grounds. There is a charge for the service to cover the mileage costs and organisation.
If you are unable to use or access existing public transport, live in the Glossopdale area and would like more details, contact Karen on 01457 890904 / 01457 865722 or go onto the link below http://vcglossop.org.uk/index.asp?ID=167
High Peak Community Transport
If you have difficulty accessing public transport, High Peak Community Transport have introduced a new service to help you access health appointments at the Hospital,
GP surgery, Clinics (eg Glossop PCC), Optician.
You must be a resident of Derbyshire.
You must be unable to use existing public transport because of a mobility problem ; because public transport is limited or unavailable or because your transport needs are not met by existing transport timetables
There is a basic charge to you local doctor’s surgery. A mileage charge will apply to other destinations. Bookings must be made in advance by telephone On the day bookings may be accommodated if possible Patients are required to complete a registration form prior to travelling
For more information or to register:
Phone 01457 861635
Non - emergency Ambulances
Non-emergency ambulances are run by Arriva, for more information on how to book an ambulance or how to contact Arriva, click the link below.
Arriva Non-emergency Ambulances.pdf