The Pitstone Community Car Scheme aims to provide transport for those residing in our parish to reach their medical appointments, where they are unable to do this via public transport or relatives etc.
Research for the charity Age UK identified that a fifth of over 65’s who attended a hospital appointment in the past year reported feeling worse afterwards because of the stress involved in the journey. They have launched the Painful Journeys campaign to call on government to conduct an urgent review of transport services for older people.
The Pitstone Community Car Scheme tries to assist by providing a door-to-door service via a local volunteer. Knowing they will get there on time, having someone to talk to, and being able to get home again afterwards can be a great comfort.
There has been a growing demand for the service, with over 300 bookings per year, which shows the extent of the local need.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer driver, please do contact the parish council.
Documents for passengers:
- Passenger Information:
- Process Flow Chart:
- Complaints Policy:
Documents for drivers:
- Welcome to considering becoming a volunteer driver
- Volunteer driver Role Description:
- Volunteer driver guidelines:
- Health and Safety policy:
- Lone worker and personal safety policy:
- Confidentiality policy:
- Data Protection Policy:
- Equal Opportunities Policy:
- Safeguarding Policy:
- Use of Mobile Phones when driving:
- Risk Assessment:
- Process Flow Chart – see above section
- Volunteer registration form:
- Car details form:
- Policy confirmation and declarations:
- Training and DBS form:
Additional documents for co-ordinator: