Community transport

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Community transport gives you access to transport if you cannot use public transport.

  • Kent Karrier is a dial-a-ride service and administered by Kent County Council (KCC), it is for people who you have a medical condition that makes travelling on public transport difficult, or live in a rural area more than 500 metres from a bus route or railway station or are aged over 85. It will take you from your home to set locations, such as the nearest town centre or supermarket. Compaid run the Kent Karrier Service on behalf of KCC.
  • Involve Kent (formerly Voluntary Action Maidstone) operate a community based driving scheme that helps people who cannot manage on public transport because of age, frailty, illness, disability or injury.
  • Dial 2 Drive is an affordable volunteer community transport scheme for older or disabled people who are unable to access public transport. The service provides regular drives to medical appointments, shopping trips and social activities.
  • You might qualify for free patient transport services or to claim a refund for the cost of travelling for NHS appointments.
  • West Kent Wheels 2 Work is a low cost moped loan scheme to residents of West Kent aged 16 or over who have a firm offer of full time work, training or education that they are unable to reach by public transport.