Providing door-to-door supported services for frail aged people, or those who have a disAbility and their carers. Clients are taken to medical appointments, shopping, to visit friends or relatives.
Clients are collected from their door and transported to where they have to go ie. taken to the reception area of the doctors rooms or taken to a hospital.
The drivers are volunteers NOT carers, and are unable to assist clients with dressing, medical or financial matters. They do not stay with clients while they attend appointments or shopping.
Volunteers are required to undergo a police check, attend training sessions and an assessment process. Once approved, the volunteer is provided with ongoing support and supervision. This service does not aim to act as or to replace a taxi or bus service, but to provide a service to people who are unable to afford, or access, other means of public transport, or need extra assistance.
The Community Transport Program is funded through DHS HACC.
If you would like to become a volunteer driver with the Community Transport Program please contact: Jim Watkins on 5335 3508.
Community transport offers door to door transport services for people who have trouble accessing regular public transport. Person must be able to transfer in and out of vehicles unaided. A contribution is required for each trip.
Please contact Community Transport Ararat during office hours Mon-Fri, 8am to 4:30pm.
277 Barkly Street, P.O.Box 488, Ararat, 3377
Phone: 5352 2636 Mobile: 0409 503 3377