Community transport, hospital transport and car sharing

Community transport

Community transport schemes help people who cannot access conventional public transport because of where they live or because of mobility problems. They are operated by not-for-profit community groups and rely heavily on volunteers.

The Suffolkonboard website has information on community transport schemes, including

  • Community Cars
  • Dial-a-Ride
  • Suffolk Links (which provides connections to bus and train links in rural areas)
  • Wheelchair accessible taxis


Getting to hospital

  • Non-emergency hospital transport (PDF, 63KB) This NHS leaflet tells you about the service and how to access it if you are eligible.
  • Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme help with travel costs to hospitals or other NHS premises
  • Hospital Rides a car-sharing scheme for outpatient appointments and inpatient visiting based at Ipswich Hospital
  • You might also ask at your GPs surgery, as some run car services to help people get to hospital


Other transport schemes

Updated September 2014