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Accessing transport in the community

Do you need help with finding the right type of transport for getting to the:

  • doctors or the hospital
  • shops
  • library
  • post office
What you can do Who can help?
Arrange to:
  • find out about the different types of transport available in your area, whether that be a mainstream bus, voluntary or community transport
  • contact the numbers and web sites on this page
  • print off the guides and leaflets available

A friend, neighbour, relative or carer might help.

Try the Good neighbour groups who are independent voluntary groups which can offer neighbourly driving to GP and hospital appointments

Also check with your GP surgery to see if they can help with arranging community transport for medical appointments.

The Community Transport search for help in finding door to door services to help transport you to medical appointments. Here you can find taxi companies that have wheelchair accessible vehicles.

Concessionary Bus Pass - information and contacts details for the free Older Persons Bus Pass and the Disabled Persons Bus Pass

Find information on the the older drivers skills scheme - helping older people to drive safely for as long as they are fit to do so.

Dial a Ride is a door to door service for anyone who finds it difficult or impossible to use ordinary bus services.

The Call & Go bookable bus service is available for anyone whose travel needs are not met by public bus services.

Cango is a bus service that can respond to your needs - the route is flexible and the bus can travel here and there as needed.

Blue badge - parking for disabled people.

Information about powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

Help with travel costs.

 

Contact numbers

  • NHS Patient Services helpline
    Tel: 0845 8501 166
  • Cango
    Tel: 0845 6024 135
  • Dial a ride
    Andover: 01264 356808
    Basingstoke: 01256 462101
    Bishops Waltham: 01489 894625
    East Hampshire: 01256 462101
    Eastleigh: 02380 902450
    Fareham & Gosport: 01329 223151
    Romsey: 01264 356808
    Rushmoor: 0845 624 135
    Winchester: 01962 852602
  • Traveline - public transport
    (bus, coach or ferry)
    Tel: 0871 2002 233
  • National Rail - times and fares
    Tel: 0845 7484 950
  • National Express
    Tel: 0871 7818 181
  • Road Safety Team
    for the older drivers skills scheme
    Tel: 01962 846100