As an older adult in Holymoorside, it’s important to have access to convenient and reliable transportation options. In this guide, we’ll introduce you to five essential transportation services designed to help you stay connected to your community and maintain your independence.
At Home Instead, we offer not only exceptional home care services but also support with local transportation. Our Care Professionals provide companionship, help at home, and assistance, ensuring you can maintain a connection with your community. To learn more or get in touch, visit our Home Instead website.
For individual travel, Derbyshire Connect offers a bespoke Dial-A-Ride service, perfect for people who travel in their wheelchairs. This service can be used for any reason, such as social meet-ups, days out, or medical appointments. Family, friends, or carers are welcome to travel with you, but pick-up is only available from a single address. For prices and availability, contact Derbyshire Connect at 01773 746652 or email [email protected].
For those who need support with shopping, Derbyshire Connect offers a community bus service designed to help people of any age with mobility difficulties or limited access to conventional bus services. They provide a once-a-week trip to your local supermarket or town centre. All vehicles are wheelchair accessible, and Derbyshire Gold Card holders can travel free of charge. To book a ride, call 01773 746652 or visit the Derbyshire Connect website.
The Royal Voluntary Service offers a Community Transport service for those unable to drive or use public transport due to limited mobility or health conditions. Volunteers, using their own or specially-adapted vehicles, take clients to and from social visits, shopping trips, activities, and appointments. This service helps people stay independent, active, and social without relying on family or friends. To book a ride with the Royal Voluntary Service, visit their Community Transport website.
The Blue Badge Scheme is designed for people with disabilities or severe mobility issues, allowing them to park closer to their destination. This scheme also applies to registered blind people and those with severe disabilities in both arms, who have difficulty operating parking meters. Eligibility for a Blue Badge is determined by the Department of Transport, with some individuals qualifying without further assessment. To learn more about eligibility and how to apply for a Blue Badge, visit the Government’s Blue Badge website.
Whether it’s a trip to the doctor’s office, a visit to a friend, or a grocery run, Holymoorside Transportation Services can get you there safely and comfortably. They offer wheelchair-accessible vehicles and have drivers trained in assisting those with mobility issues.
At Home Instead, we understand the importance of maintaining independence as we age. Our Care Professionals can help arrange transportation and even accompany clients to appointments or events. Getting around town doesn’t have to be a challenge for older adults. With Holymoorside Transportation Services, local older adults can get where they need to go with ease. Contact us at Home Instead to learn more about our transportation and home care services in Holymoorside and in the wider Chesterfield area and how we can help you or your loved ones live life to the fullest.