is a registered Charity set up to help elderly and disabled people who are unable to access essential services because of genuine transport need.

If you are over 60, registered disabled, or are referred by Social Services or another caring agency, we should be able to help you. If you do not fit into one of these categories but have a genuine transport need, try giving us a call to see if we can help.

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Volunteer Car Scheme

Who are we ?

We are a community transport service set up to help elderly and disabled people who are unable to access essential services because of genuine transport need.

We have been providing transport for people in Whitby since 1996 and now cover the whole of Scarborough District. We have over 70 volunteer drivers, 600 registered passengers and in the year 2009-10 we provided over 10,000 passenger journeys covering over 90,000 miles.

Who do we help ?

If you are over 60, registered disabled, or are referred by Social Services or another caring agency, we should be able to help you. If you do not fit into one of these categories but have a genuine transport need, try giving us a call to see if we can help.

What does it cost ?

A small annual membership fee helps towards the cost of administering the scheme.

There is a mileage charge to cover the driver's costs for running the car. This fare is calculated by our bookings officer when they have found you the nearest available driver. They will then tell you the exact fare, which you must pay to the driver at the end of the journey. In effect you are paying for the running of the car while the driver is giving his or her time freely.

Examples of Journeys

  • To hospitals in Whitby, Scarborough, Middlesbrough, York, Leeds, Hull, etc...
  • To Doctors Surgeries
  • To Dentists, Opticians, Chiropodists, Osteopaths
  • To attend Day Centres, Luncheon Clubs
  • To connect with public transport at local railway and bus stations
  • To visit friends or relatives in Hospital, Nursing Homes or at home
  • To collect your pension, go shopping or visit the bank
  • To attend local meetings, e.g. Stroke Club, M.S., D.A.G., Hearing/Sight impairment

We require 2 working days notice when you book your journey. However if the journey is medical related we may be able to help with shorter notice. Please remember that all our drivers are volunteers and have commitments of their own.

To book a journey call 01947 602982

Or you can call into our office at:

Whitby and District Community Transport

Church House

Flowergate

Whitby

North Yorkshire

YO21 3BA

WDCT aim to provide transport for elderly and disabled people and community groups and others in need in Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale district who are unable to use other forms of transport to access essential services in order to maintain an independent lifestyle.

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