Boleskine Community Care's volunteer transport scheme covers trips within the Stratherrick & Foyers Community Council area and to Raigmore Hospital for appointments.
The scheme is managed by a volunteer co-ordinator who liases with a team of dedicated volunteer drivers.
Drivers are provided with appropriate training and are fully PVG checked.
Please note that to use the transport scheme it is necessary to register. You can download a registration form here or talk to Janet, scheme co-ordinator, on 01456 486 688.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why do I have to be a member?
It is requested that each passenger become a member of the scheme prior to the first journey. This involves completing a very simple membership form. You will then receive an ID card with your membership number on it. This means that when you want to travel with us we will have all your details to hand. Your information will be held securely and will only be used for the purpose of arranging your journey.
Will the car come exactly when I want it?
A pick-up time will be arranged when you book and we will endeavor to pick you up as close to this time as possible. If you are attending an appointment please tell us at time of booking so you can be picked up in plenty of time.
Can I book more than one journey at the same time?
Yes, but not for regular long-term commitments. The scheme relies on volunteers and on certain occasions it may not be possible to find someone who can take you.
Do I have to state why I am travelling?
You will not be asked for details, simply whether the journey is for a social visit, shopping or perhaps attending a medical appointment. This kind of information is useful when it comes to securing future funding for the scheme.
Can I be picked up from my house?
Yes, if that is the best place for you, however, this will be at the driver's discretion in relation to suitable road access.
Do I have to be picked up from my house?
No, you can arrange to be picked up from any point that suits you within the scheme's area of operation, subject to driver access.
What if I need to cancel?
Simply phone and let us know as soon as you are aware you don't need the lift. Again, as much notice as possible would be appreciated.
Unfortunately, we are not in a position to provide transport for unaccompanied children (16 and under) or dogs (other than guide dogs). All drivers are members of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Adult Scheme and will be following Boleskine Community Care Safeguarding Policy.
To make further enquiries about the scheme, to register or to book a journey please contact Janet, volunteer transport co-ordinator, on 01456 486 688.