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Not having your own transport, or easy access to public transport, does not mean you have to be isolated. Community Transport can get you where you need to be.

Dorset Community transport services can help you to make essential journeys to places like the hospital, doctors, dentists, opticians, or chiropodists.

These services need to be booked in advance and will pick you up from your home. They may be provided by a bus or minibus or volunteers own cars. Some have been adapted to meet the needs of those with a disability. Charges for the services vary, some make a charge to cover costs and others ask for a voluntary donation.

Finding transport schemes near you

Our  Community Transport Directory (pdf, 2Mb) (opens in a new window) has details of many of the community transport services available across Dorset.

Further details can be found on individual council websites;

Other community transport services are listed in our directory.

Hospital transport

The NHS does not generally provide transport for non-emergency visits to hospital. This is where community transport schemes can help. If there isn't a scheme that can help you, transport may be provided for medical reasons if you are unable to use any other form of transport.  

Call the Dorset Patient Transport Bureau on 0300 777 5555 or email info@dorsetptb.co.uk. The Bureau is open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.

Visit the  Dorset Patient Transport Bureau website (opens in a new window) for more information.

Page last updated: 10/10/2017 14:15
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