The problem of rural isolation is increasing as bus routes continue to be cut. Funding in England and Wales was cut by nearly £30m in the past year according to the Campaign for Better Transport (March 2017).
Before lockdown, our subsidised Warwickshire community transport services like Shoppa-Hoppa provided lifelines to people desperately seeking more independence. And we helped many community groups who were struggling with the cost of taking members out for much needed trips.
Our Back&4th services have become increasingly busy again since lockdown ended and we are currently looking for more volunteer drivers. If you could help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you!
Community Group Hire
If you run a community or voluntary group in South Warwickshire or Rugby Borough, you can book one of our modern wheelchair friendly minibuses at a subsidised rate.
All our Warwickshire community transport group bookings are provided with a fully qualified volunteer driver, so whether it’s a weekend away for Scouts, a day at the seaside for senior citizens, or a lunch club for a special needs group, we can get you there!
MiDAS and PATS Training
WRCC currently does not offer MiDAS Training please Contact Us to enquire about MiDAS Training.
We recently invested in training some of our team managers to deliver this nationally recognised specialist minibus driving qualification. So if you’d like the independence to drive your own groups, our subsidised training course could be just what you need! We can offer both the standard MiDAS and Accessible MiDAS qualification.
We also offer Passenger Assistance training which again is a nationally recognised qualification providing advice on how to assist passengers with mobility issues or special needs.
Our community drivers and assistants are all volunteers and we’re always looking for friendly, caring people to join our team. If you – or someone you know – have some spare time and would like to find out more about our Warwickshire community transport work and how you can help (and the free training we provide), please call 01789 471595 or Contact Us.