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Swan Transport – Information for Residents

Swan Transport offers a personal transport service using volunteer drivers, to those who are elderly, frail or disabled and on a low income (under £16,000). Our team of volunteer drivers use their own vehicles to pick people up from their door, providing an arm if needed, and take people to health appointments/social activities, then bring them home afterwards and drop them at their door. This is especially helpful for those who can’t easily use a bus. The journeys can include; hospital and doctors appointments, visits to the dentist/opticians, the hairdresser, shopping (assisted shopping is also available with drivers if requested) or visiting family and friends… The journeys normally take place from Monday to Friday during working hours – 9am to 5pm, though there is flexibility with this. Just occasionally drivers have covered journeys on evenings and weekends but there is limited availability. Swan covers journeys within the B&NES area, though again with some flexibility, as we have travelled further afield. There is a suggested donation per journey which ranges from £6.50 for a local return using a local driver, through to £20.50 for a return journey into Bath, for example to the RUH, which is quite a saving on using a taxi. All drivers are paid mileage at Inland Revenue rates whilst giving their time freely. Swan supports those who have savings of up to £16,000, but if a client is over that threshold they can become a member of the Midsomer Norton and Radstock Dial-a-Ride: 01761 418097, who may refer them to us for journeys. If you know of anyone who could benefit from Swan’s service we would be glad to be of help – please call us on: 01761 439548 to speak to either Sarah or Ann. New Drivers Sought Swan are also very keen to recruit more drivers. Swan Drivers can choose how much or little they would like do to fit in with their lifestyle. They can have regular journeys, or drive as and when they are available – even just one journey once in a while. As a volunteer driver, you will need your own vehicle. If you know of anyone who may be interested in helping their local community in this way, Swan are keen to hear from you! Swan Transport is a member of Localgiving and if you wish to support them by making a donation all funds raised will go towards providing this valuable service. To donate click here To contact Swan please call: 01761 439548 or email: to speak to Sarah or Ann
  • Posted: 30th January 2017

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