Community First Oxfordshire supports the 60+ Community Transport (CT) schemes in the county. Their 1,300 volunteers make 75,000+ single journeys each year, primarily taking older people to medical appointments and accessing other key services. We offer Oxfordshire’s only comprehensive local support service for CT groups and develop and mentor new CT schemes. We have brokered free volunteer driver parking in OU hospitals and offer umbrella public liability insurance, significantly reducing costs for CT car schemes. We manage the OCTA badge parking permit system and administer the Oxfordshire Community Transport Advisory Group. We also have access to best practice advice from the UK Community Transport Network in England.
We have set up and operated our own Red Arrow Car scheme, which, in partnership with Age UK Oxfordshire, helped their Circles of Support initiative, enabling people leaving hospital to feel better supported at home.
After this project there was recognition that transport was not just a rural issue and we have since set up a Red Arrow Car Scheme based within Oxford City. For further details contact Toby Warren