Bexley Accessible Transport Scheme propose to set up a social car club for the benefit of the elderly within the borough of Bexley. The aims of this will be to provide a form of transport that is both accessible and affordable that allows independant living. The scheme will provide a means of safe transport to such places as Age UK pop in parlours, community events, Hospital, GP and health centre appointments and to shop mobility for shopping in Bexleyheath.
The scheme will operate using section 19 permits (for hire and reward and not for profit) and based on a fixed rate fare. The service user will have the opportunity of either a voluntary or paid driver but at differing rates. This initative falls in line with the introduction of the personalisation agenda by the local authority and individual budgets for travel and gives freedom of choice to the service user, the ability to go shopping, meet friends and pursue hobbies and interests.