North Tamar Community Transport Association Ltd

North Tamar Community Transport Association Ltd

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North Tamar Community Transport Association Ltd

North Tamar Community Transport Association Ltd (NTCTA Ltd) is a small charity which provides the Ring and Ride and Volunteer Car services.

We cover a large rural area in which many people live in small isolated communities, with limited or no access to public transport. The Ring and Ride service is a wheelchair accessible minibus which runs five days a week. The bus collects passengers from their homes, and visits local towns and places of interest. This enables our users to have more independence, go shopping, meet friends and enjoy different places, all with the knowledge that the driver is there to help them if they need it.

The majority of our users are over 60, and we also regularly carry passengers who need wheelchairs or mobility scooters to get around. All our users have no transport of their own, and are unable to access public transport either because of access difficulties, or because there are no transport facilities where they live. We also provide a service bringing people in to the local day centre, with an escort to assist them on and off the bus.

The Volunteer Car service a taxi-like service available to people for door-to-door journeys for any reason – hospital appointments, shopping, social occasions. We have a small team of volunteer drivers who give up their own time for this service. The cost is 40p/mile, which is paid to the driver to cover fuel, insurance and running costs. NTCTA receives no payment for this service, which costs around £800/month to administer. All drivers are CRB checked.

Founded 2000

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