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Community Cars

Community Cars provide older people with door-to-door transport. They do this by recruiting volunteer drivers who give their time and use of their own cars. All drivers are carefully vetted, requiring police checks, or a PVG, two references, and a health check. Cars are also subjected to safety checks.

People can use the service for many purposes, such as visiting friends, attending social events, shopping, or medical appointmets. Community Cars plays an important role in helping older people to remain independent and to maintain a good quality of life. The only costs for this service relate to covering expenses for the volunteers.

Service news

Since the project started in February 2013, there has been a steady increase in demand. The project now has 15 drives who help 80 people in Dundee. Between them, they have successully completed over 2000 journeys and hope to complete many more.

Who can use this service?

Community Cars is a service which is available to people over 65. The service initially began by serving Douglas, Craigie, Mid-Craigie, Cragiebarns, Cragiebank, and Linlathen. The service is being developed for Broughty Ferry, West Ferry, and Barnhill.

Getting in touch

The Community Cars project is always looking to recruit more volunteer drivers. The more drivers we have, the more people we can help.

If you or someone you know would like to find out more about this project, we would be very glad to hear from you. You can get in touch with us the following ways:

Tel: 01382 305721