Being able to get out into your local community or further afield is an important part of being independent.
There are many different transport options available to suit different personal circumstances.
Staying safe on the road
Even if you're an experienced and capable driver, it's important to make sure health conditions or disabilities aren't affecting your safety and that of other road users.
See Age UK's advice page for older drivers.
Blue Badge scheme
This scheme offers national on-street parking concessions for severely disabled people. Blue badge holders don't need to be the driver of the vehicle to use the badge.
For full details of eligibility and how to apply, go to our Blue Badge web page.
Public transport in Bucks
Buckinghamshire is served by buses, national rail and London Underground. If you're older, you'll be entitled to concessionary fares which can make public transport a good value way to get around.
The Council's transport web pages contain links to timetables, maps, bus pass applications and much more.
Mobility services offer you support in getting about – it may be to adapt your own car, or it may be to supply a mobility scooter to help you get around your local area.
The Forum of Mobility Centres is a national network of independent organisations who can advise about vehicle modifications if you have a medical condition or are recovering from an accident or injury which may affect your ability to drive, or get into or out of a vehicle.
The nearest centres to Buckinghamshire are:
Mobility scooters give you the freedom to get out and about in your local area if your own mobility is impaired.
You can find out about buying or hiring a mobility scooter from one of the Buckinghamshire centres listed on the Safe+Well website
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Community transport services make use of accessible vehicles to meet local transport needs not catered for by conventional public transport. They mainly operate on a not-for-profit basis and are often run by community-based organisations and volunteers.
Community Transport Hub
Funded jointly by Buckinghamshire County Council and the Buckinghamshire NHS Trust, the transport hub provides information, advice and guidance on community transport providers in Bucks. If you call the hub they will look to provide information on all aspects of community transport, from Dial-a-Ride to community car schemes, mini bus hire to wheelchair accessible taxis.
Please note they cannot make or take any bookings but through their community transport database they can provide advice on the best method of transport for your need.
Call the Transport Hub 0800 085 8480 or mobile friendly 01844 348834 (10am–4pm)
See the Community Impact Bucks website for more information