This page is about your transport options in Wiltshire
- Getting out and about
- Will I get transport to care and support services?
- What transport is available to me?
- Further information and links
Generally people are expected to arrange their own travel to social care services. People can make their own travel arrangements or access the range of public and community transport available across the County. The Council will in some instances directly support people to access services and will always work with individuals to help them make the best of the transport available to them locally.
Transport will only be directly funded where the need is deemed eligible in line with the National Eligibility Criteria, in all other situations the Council will support you through information and advice about the forms of transport available.
People who are eligible for care and support services do not automatically get support to travel to these services. For some people transport to work, education or other activities will be funded as part of meeting an eligible need, see the eligibility page
for more information on what is considered an eligible need.
In situations where accessing the community, work or education is identified as an eligible need the council will work with individuals to identify the best way to meet that need. This will include ensuring customers make full use of any relevant benefits, access appropriate community or public transport services before services are funded.
If you are eligible for support towards transport costs your personal budget will include an amount for transport costs. The Council will only fund customers travel to the nearest appropriate service, if customers choose to attend a service that will need additional transport costs they will be expected to top up the difference between the cost of travelling to the nearest appropriate service and their chosen service.
There are a variety of types of transport available to people across Wiltshire;
A list of community transport schemes can be found in our Service Directory.
For more information on community transport please visit the following website:
or call Wiltshire Community Transport on the following telephone numbers: (01380) 732816 / (01380) 732817 / (01380) 732824
For more information about Bus services in Wiltshire please visit the Wiltshire Council Website;http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/parkingtransportandstreets/publictransport/busservices.htm