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?
Our 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.