The British Red Cross offers transport support for medical appointments and essential daily needs. We can help you regain your independence and give you a valuable lifeline to the things and the people that matter.
How do we help people?
We can offer you a driver with a vehicle providing door-to-door support. Besides transport, we can also provide an escort who, if necessary, will stay with you throughout your journey. The service aims to:
- improve your independence
- offer a trained volunteer escort, if required
- enable you to keep appointments safely and efficiently
- provide freedom of travel for people with mobility problems.
We normally ask for a contribution to our costs, based on mileage used, but no-one will be refused a service because they cannot pay.
What skills and training do our volunteers have?
©InfoOur volunteers are fully trained to help people who have difficulty travelling and those using our specially adapted vehicles will have successfully completed accredited driver training.
How do I get in touch?
If you would like more information, or to book your transport please contact your local Red Cross branch office.
Could I volunteer for this service?
Without volunteers, we would never be able to give people the help they need in a crisis. Because we offer so many services across the UK, we depend on people who generously give up their time to help others. Whether you have a little or a lot of time to spare, you could become a transport support volunteer.