Southwick and Monkwearmouth Community Transport (SMCT)

Southwick and Monkwearmouth Community Transport (SMCT)

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Southwick and Monkwearmouth Community Transport (SMCT)

SMCT was set up over 30 years ago by local residents to meet transport needs of the community. The project is based in one of the most consistently deprived wards in the country which is reflected in the low percentage of car owners. The safe, reliable, affordable transport offered by SMCT gives community groups and organisations the opportunity to access many activities that would otherwise be out of reach. Three wheelchair-accessible minibuses are regularly used by a wide range of age groups from family nurturing to over 60's lunch club.

The aims, now and when the scheme began, are to : reduce social exclusion by offering appropriate transport to community groups and not-for-profit organisations; improve acces to sport, education, support meetings, leisure activities etc. Which in turn will benefit physical and mental wellbeing.

Founded 1975