The Huntingdonshire Volunteer Centre supports car
schemes throughout the district, each varying in size, the
area covered and the number of drivers available.
Voluntary car schemes are an extremely valuable addition
to the conventional passenger transport.
Car Scheme concentrates on meeting the mobility needs of
elderly, disabled or disadvantaged passengers who are,
for whatever reason unable to use conventional public
transport. (maybe you live out in rural and urban areas
and don't have local transport for the time you need a
doctors appointment) These schemes can be used by
anyone living in the Cambridgeshire Area.
In a rural and urban area a Car Scheme can help to
keep people mobile, through providing a door to door
service. Huntingdonshire Volunteer centre views car
schemes as playing an important role in complementing
conventional forms of passenger transport.
How It All Works.
Passengers should get in contact with their local
office (info on Contact Us page), and would be
encouraged to give at least 24 hours notice of any
journey. The journey can also be shared with other
friends and the fee would still be the same.
On the day the journey takes place the driver
collects a contribution from the passenger based on the
mileage which is 40p per mile with the Min Fee of £2.80
for Ramsey and £1.50 for St Ives, St Neots and
a few typical journey purposes that are eligible, but
this list is by no means exhaustive and therefore is
provided only as a guidance:-
Shopping and personal business including post
office, banks and building societies etc.
- Trips for medical
purposes, such as hospital, clinic, GP, dentist and
opticians appointments etc.
- Visit to relatives or
friends at home or hospital.
- To link to nearest public
Journeys to work, school and
day care are not normally undertaken.