Community transport provides journey opportunities for people who are unable to use conventional public transport or who live in an area not frequently served by public transport or those with a disability.
It can also be used by people who are socially isolated from accessing basic public services and facilities, such as health care, employment and training services.
Some services involve a workforce of dedicated volunteers, giving up their time to help others to provide transport services. Each operates in a way best suited to their locality and the communities they serve.
There are five Community transport schemes some of which provide minibus hire, dial-a-ride services, voluntary car schemes and wheels 2 work, all operating within the county borough, details of which are included below.