Transport

Transport

Transport

There are 60+ Community Transport (CT) schemes in Oxfordshire. Their 1,300 volunteers make 75,000+ single journeys each year, primarily taking older people to medical appointments and accessing other key services.

Oxfordshire is ageing rapidly. The population of over 85’s is set to double between 2011 and 2020. Older people contribute hugely to their communities as active citizens, volunteers and carers. Inevitably, however, they need support as they age and become less able to live independently.

Following reductions in bus subsidies, Dial a Ride and Patient Transport Services, there will be more demand for these volunteer services.

CFO’s community transport work:

  • supporting Oxfordshire’s existing CT schemes
  • helping develop and mentor new CT schemes
  • running the Red Arrow community transport scheme in Oxford City
  • brokering free volunteer driver parking in OU hospitals
  • offering umbrella Public Liability Insurance, significantly reducing costs for CT car schemes
  • managing the OCTA badge parking permit system
  • administering the Oxfordshire Community Transport Advisory Group
  • circulating best practice advice from the UK Community Transport Network

Many community transport schemes in Oxfordshire are run as Good Neighbours Schemes, supported by Volunteer Link Up

 

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