If you cannot get a bus
If you're unable to get a bus and need help with transport, for example - to get to a doctors appointment – community transport options may be available to you.
- the British Red Cross Transport Service can give you a driver, vehicle and assistance to get to hospital appointments – it also supplies wheelchairs
- the Scottish Ambulance Service Patient Transport Service can provide you with an ambulance if you need help getting to a health appointment – or for admission to and discharge from hospital – if you have a medical need or limited mobility
Dial-a-Bus schemes are designed to help people who have difficulty using standard buses.
Advantages of a Dial-a-Bus include:
- they're wheelchair-accessible, with low floor ramp access at the front of the vehicle
- you'll be picked up and dropped off as near as possible to your home and destination
- the driver can assist you on and off the bus
- they can take you to and from train stations
Dial-a-Ride provides a door-to-door transport service for people with limited mobility who are unable to use ordinary bus services.
The vehicles are specially adapted to carry wheelchair users and other passengers safely and comfortably.
Contact your local council to see if there's a Dial-a-Ride or Dial-a-Bus scheme in your area and if you're eligible.
Access to work scheme
You may be entitled to help with fares to work if you can't use public transport. Visit GOV.UK to check if you're eligible.