Vaccination transport for elderly in the community
We have had a lot of questions around the transport of residents to have a vaccination.
Please note that the information below should be prioritised in the following order and that a referral to volunteer transport should be the final option. Where possible we need to allocate capacity for those who have no other way of attending a vaccination appointment.
Ask a family member/ a carer/ or someone within your bubble to take you to your appointment.
Identify a volunteer who will be willing to help you. Local volunteers can be found via the Local Community and Mutual Aid Groups, to access this list please go to https://api.warwickshire.gov.uk/documents/WCCC-966-2079 Alternatively, please use your own contacts, including parish and town councils and NHS Volunteer responders.
Only if all other options are exhausted then get in touch with voluntary transport. Please note that voluntary transport is not free. Most organisations charge a £3 admin fee per journey and 45 pence per mile.
The three main voluntary transport services in Warwickshire are:
- Residents in Rugby, Warwick and Stratford areas contact: VASA 01789 262889 and press option 1, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Residents in Nuneaton and Bedworth contact Volunteer Friends (Medicar): Use 024 7664 0088 – Monday to Friday between 9 30am and 1pm.
- Residents in North Warwickshire contact Beeline: 01827 717074 – Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm
Cllr. John Horner
Elected Member of Arden Division
Warwickshire County Council
Tel 01926 842068