Community transport is provided by a network of voluntary organisations that help people get to the shops, services, medical appointments or leisure activities where no alternative or suitable transport is available. This may be because of rural seclusion, or for disabled or elderly passengers who cannot access or use public transport.
Ring and ride schemes provide a door-to-door service from your home to a nearby town and back. Different local areas are served on set days on a regular basis – you will have to book your seat on the bus and there will be a small charge.
Find out more about your local ring and ride scheme.
Community car schemes provide door-to-door transport for medical appointments, day care centres or other important journeys. Volunteer drivers use their own cars, and there is a per mile charge.
Find out more about community car schemes.
Community bus schemes run regular, scheduled services where no public transport is provided. They are run by volunteer community groups in response to local needs. Details of community buses can be found on our bus operators page.
Shopmobility is currently in operation in several towns across Devon, providing manual and powered wheelchairs and scooters for hire in town centres.
Find out more about Shopmobility.
Fare Cars are a private hire public transport service, operating in the more rural areas of the county. Operating like a bus on scheduled journeys, the cars will pick you up from your home. You will need to book in advance and there is a charge for the service. Visit our Fare Car page for more information.
Devon Wheels2Work can help to provide scooter and motorcycle rentals across Devon for those unable to get to work or college because of a lack of transport. Visit Devon Wheels2Work.
Single Point of Contact services (SPOCs) are agencies in the voluntary sector which provide local knowledge and expertise on transport needs and travel options, including help with booking transport for medical appointments.
Visit NHS for more information.