Getting to Appointments

Community Transport

Community Transport is for anyone of any age who does not have regular access to other forms of transport. Community Transport is made up of not for profit organisations; all fares are used to support the service.

These organisations offer a friendly door to door service, providing transport for those who do not have their own access to transport.

This includes:

  • Young people
  • The elderly
  • Disabled
  • Vulnerable

Community Transport can be used for getting to appointments at doctors, dentists, hospital, shopping and social trips.

There are three forms of community transport which operate in the Forest of Dean:

  • Dial-a-Ride – small/medium vehicles operating between pick-up and drop-off locations according to passengers needs
  • Voluntary Car Drivers – as the name suggests these are volunteers who use their own cars to drive people to and from their appointments, events, shops etc. Volunteer car drivers charge for mileage, not their time
  • Community Transport Operated Bus Routes – these operate like an ordinary bus service; just turn up at the relevant bus stop as shown in the timetables

More information and booking details can be found by visiting the Forest of Dean Transport Partnership website:

Getting to Hospital

Do you think you need help from the NHS to get to hospital because your health condition impacts on your ability to use routine transport (cars/buses/taxis/wheelchair taxis)?

If yes, call Arriva Transport on 01278 726968.

If you don’t qualify, they may be able to suggest alternative means of transport for you to get to your appointment.