South Derbyshire CVS Practical Help Transport

What does the Social Car Scheme provide? The Social Car Scheme is a volunteer transport service. We aim to match up transport requests with volunteer availability. Because our drivers are volunteers we may not always be able to meet your needs, however we will always do our best to help you with your journey.

The Social Car Scheme can enable people to:

  • Attend medical appointments
  • Visit a relative or friend
  • Attend social activities - Limited
  • Go shopping - Limited

Who can use the service? Anyone who lives in South Derbyshire and is unable to use any other form of transport.

When does it run? Enquiries and bookings can be made Monday - Friday Mornings (9:00am - 16:00pm) although transport is available seven days a week subject to the availability of drivers.

Where does it operate? Many trips are around the local area although longer journeys can be arranged.

How much will it cost? The scheme is non profit-making.  However there is a charge made to the client of £1 per journey booked, plus 45p per mile (which is paid to the driver to cover their expenses).

If you are wheelchair bound, the cost is £3 per journey booked, plus 45pm per mile.

Contact:  Project Support at South Derbyshire Monday to Friday, 9:00am-16:00pm.
Tel: 01283 550163 or email

For further information, visit their website

If you are able to volunteer to help provide this service to the community, please contact South Derbyshire on the email or numbers above.

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