Transport to appointments during the pandemic

A number of community based organisations are able to offer transportation to appointments for people in Leicestershire who are unable to get to appointments themselves.

Below is a list of organisations offering transport to appointments, including Covid vaccination appointments and other medical/healthcare related appointments.

Area Covered

Name of Community Transport Scheme

Details

Contact Information

Blaby

Commbus

Commbus is working with North Blaby GP practices and South Blaby GP practices, offering transport to vaccination appointments to residents in the patient areas served by these GP groups. Mon – Fri 9am – 12pm

Vaccination transport requests are passed to Blaby District Council, who co-ordinate the bookings and liaise with Commbus.

Louise Price (Blaby District Council)

Tel: (0116) 2727502

Commbus
Tel: 0116 286 6116

Email: commbus5863@gmail.com

Email 2: kim.richardson@outlook.com

Web: http://commbus.org.uk/

Blaby, Oadby & Wigston

Community Action Partnership

Community transport scheme covering all of Blaby, Oadby and Wigston. Mon – Fri 9am – 6pm with limited weekend availability

There is a charge for journeys.

Tel: 0116 288 7482 (Core Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-2pm)

Email: Suzanna@communityap.org.uk

Web: www.communityactionpartnership.org.uk

Castle Donington and surrounding villages

Castle Donington Volunteer Centre

Socially distanced and wheelchair accessible minibuses along with volunteer car drivers.

Tel: 01332 850526

Email: admin@cdvc.org.uk

Charnwood

John Storer Charnwood

Transport to and from vaccination appointments and medical appointments.

There is a charge for journeys, but this is at a subsidised rate and is dependent on location and destination.

The scheme covers all of the Charnwood area.

Tel: 01509 631760

Email: Candi@jscharnwood.org.uk

Web: www.johnstorercharnwood.org.uk

Charnwood (Syston, Queniborough, Thurmaston, East Goscote, Barkby, Barkby Thorpe & Beeby)]

Syston and District Volunteer Centre

Transport to and from vaccination appointments and medical appointments in areas of Charnwood Borough.

Tel: 0116 2607888

Email: Andy@syston-vc.org

Web: www.syston-vc.org

Hinckley & Bosworth

Hinckley & Bosworth Community Transport

Free transportation to Covid Vaccine Appointments, as well as other appointments and essential shopping trips, for elderly, disabled and vulnerable residents of Hinckley & Bosworth.

A 16 seater minibus is also available to take up to 6 people to appointments, whilst maintaining Covid guidelines for safe distancing.

All volunteer drivers are DBS checked.

Tel: 01455 250462

Email: dialaride21@hotmail.com

Hinckley & Bosworth

Westfield Virus Volunteers Community Transport

Community transport service provided by Westfield Community Development Association.

Transport offered to people in Hinckley and Bosworth to vaccination appointments, free of charge.

All drivers are DBS checked and will ensure Covid safety precautions for all journeys.

Tel: 01664 637516 or 07980 631255

Email: westfieldvolunteers@westfieldcc.org.uk

Lutterworth, Broughton Astley and surrounding villages (western half of Harborough District)

Lutterworth Community Transport

Transport for elderly and vulnerable patients to vaccination centres/appointments in the Western half of Harborough district.

Transport is via car journeys and/or minibus trips with reduced seating, to maintain safe distancing, sanitising and other appropriate precautions.

There is a charge for journeys.

Tel: 01455 555571

Email: ct.luttvc@onestopshop.org.uk

Melton

Melton Community Transport

Currently providing transport for essential hospital, health and shopping journeys, including vaccination appointments.

There is a charge for journeys, this is dependent on location and destination

Tel: 01664 482903 (9am to 1pm, Mon-Fri)

Email: angie@voluntaryactionmelton.org.uk

North West Leicestershire

MRC Community Transport

MRC Community Transport is open and covering essential health related appointments only during lockdown, for residents living in North West Leicestershire, including Markfield.

The scheme also covers Blackfordby and Smisby which are on the Derbyshire/Leicestershire border.

We are covering any person who needs transport for the Covid Vaccination, which in North West Leicestershire is at Measham Leisure Centre.

Currently charging £7.50 return payable on the day to the driver

Email: tmarlow@mrc.uk.net

Community Transport Office (Mon/Wed/Fri)

8.30am – 12.00pm

Tel: 01530 512456

Community Transport Officer (Monday – Sunday)

Tel: 07754 281243

MRC Reception (Monday to Friday)

9.30am – 4.30pm

Tel: 01530 510515

The information above can also be seen in the document below, which can be downloaded and printed.


Private Taxi Firms Offering Transport to Vaccinations

ADT Taxis

ADT Taxis are offering a 20% discount, for people over 80, to attend their Covid vaccination appointments. ADT Taxis can be contacted via the following numbers:

Oadby & Wigston: 0116 2777 111

Loughborough: 01509 260 000

Rothley: 0116 230 2222

Leicester: 0116 255 5222

Taxis in Coalville

The following taxi companies are offering help with getting people to their Covid vaccination appointments in Coalville:

Coalville Yellow Cabs
Tel: 01530 833800

CK Cars
Tel: 01530 542123 / 07738 877712 / 07852 564868
Email: info@ck-cars.co.uk

ADT Taxis
Tel: 01530 448 448


NHS Volunteer Responders Scheme

Help is available from NHS Volunteer Responders during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

If you, or someone you know, or someone you care for would like to register for support from the volunteers or have any questions about the NHS Volunteer Responder programme please call 0808 196 3646 (8am to 8pm, 7 days a week).


Support available via Voluntary Action Leicestershire

Voluntary Action LeicesterShire (VAL) also have a pool of volunteers who are helping with the pandemic response in communities.

VAL can also help to find volunteers who can drive people to their vaccination appointments, if people are unable to source support from other community transport schemes.

You can find out more details about volunteering support available through VAL's Volunteering website, or by calling (0116) 257 5050


Free Uber Transport to the Peepul Centre (February 2021)

For people who are able to attend a vaccination appointment at the Peepul Centre in Leicester, Uber are offering free journeys (up to £15) to and from the Peepul Centre.

The code people will need to use when booking an Uber journey to the Peepul Centre, for their vaccination, is UberUKMP

The offer expires on 28th February 2021, and more details can be seen via this link.