Our Community Car Scheme
Community Car Schemes are one of the most flexible forms of Community Transport and make a significant contribution to the movement of passengers in Devon.
IDCTA run a car scheme covering Ivybridge, Cornwood, Shaugh Prior, Sparkwell, Brixton, Wembury, Newton & Noss, Yealmpton, Ermington, Ugborough, South Brent and Harford
Community car drivers use their own vehicles to carry those unable to use conventional transport to pre-booked destinations, most frequently medical appointments, but also other appointments such as dentists, opticians, chiropodists e.t.c.
Who can use the scheme
Frail, elderly, rurally isolated or people with a disability who find public transport inaccessible or difficult to use.
Arrange a Journey
Passengers book a journey by telephoning our Coordinator on 01752 690 444 Monday to Friday 9.00hrs to 12.00hrs at least two working days in advance of travelling. The Coordinator will then match up your travel requirement with the drivers available. We endeavor to fulfill every request, however, on the rare occasion we are unable to fulfill we will aim to give as much notice as possible. If we are unable to take your call please leave your name and telephone number and we will ring back.
The volunteer driver picks up the client from their home, takes them to their appointment and will wait up to two hours and then bring the client back home.
Fares and Payments
We charge passengers 70p for every mile travelled from the passengers home to their destination and back home. This charge covers the cost of the volunteers motoring costs, the cost of the driver travelling from their home to the passengers home and back again and a contribution to the administration cost for the scheme.
- Single journeys are charged at £1.00 per mile.
- For Derriford Hospital appointments from Ivybridge there is a fixed charge of £17.50 return.
- Passengers are responsible for any car parking charges.
- One escort can travel free of charge if needed.
The co-ordinator can advise on the cost of arrangements which differ from a usual journey. Special charging arrangements may be required on some occasions (e.g. if one return journey for a passenger entails two return journeys for the driver).