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is available for disabled people, wheelchair users,
older people and people of any age who are rurally
Car Services are offered by volunteer drivers
who collect eligible people from their homes, take
them to medical appointments, wait for them and return
them home. These services are charged on a mileage
basis and do not charge anything for waiting or additional
services and care. Services are funded by these mileage
charges, donations and contributions from local groups.
All bookings are made through the TRIP office, giving
a single point of contact available over five days
per week. TRIP currently serves Honiton,
& Lyme Regis
as well as the surrounding villages and countryside.
& Ride buses collect eligible people
from their homes in rural areas around East Devon
and the Blackdown Hills, take them either into town
centres or to out of town shops, then bring them home
again giving a door to door service. They also run
weekend and weekday trips which take local people
to places of interest or more distant shopping centres.
Fares are subsidised by charitable contributions from
local groups and by grants from parish, local and
county councils. Each bus is fully equipped for wheelchair
access and transport. All bookings are made through
the TRIP office in Honiton. The buses are also available
for hire by eligible groups for social occasions or
organised events and functions. They are available
during weekdays and can be hired for evening outings
and at weekends. Driver training is available.
is the loan of wheelchairs or powered scooters to
people to enable them to shop in Honiton centre. Scooters
and wheelchairs can be collected from the TRIP office.
We also will meet them at their cars in the car park,
or meet the ring & ride bus with the scooter and
collect after they have finished. Longer term hire
is also available.
for Daily Living- TRIP keeps a stock
of living aids such as wheelchairs, walking sticks
(and ferrules), walking frames, rollators and long
reach grabbers. TRIP also offers a mail order service
from a comprehensive catalogue with delivery within
three days of order. We now are able to supply items
prescribed by NHS Devon.
Cars are a Devon County Council subsidised
private hire scheme that collects people from their
homes in rural areas and brings them into Honiton
with set arrival times and then takes them back again
(with set departure times and pick up points). People
need to register for this service and bookings are
only made through the TRIP office.
Accessible Transport: TRIP runs 2 wheelchair
accessible disabled transport vehicles,based in Honiton
This is used during the week for wheelchair bound
passenger transport to social services daycentres
and special schools. It is also available for private
hire, either with or without a driver, for trips to
the doctors or dentist or for general use. It can
also be used for hire at the weekends both with and
without a driver. It can carry up to three wheelchairs
or 8 frail or elderly people. It has a tail-lift for
easy access and a specially adapted side step for
the more mobile.
Transport Ambulance Booking Service: TRIP
provides a booking service for Ambulance based transport
from Exeter and East Devon to out-patient appointments
at hospitals in Exeter, Taunton and other areas. This
service is currently available for wheelchair users,
stretcher cases and for people who are physically
unable to use a car or need support from more than
one person to enable them to walk to a vehicle. TRIP
can assess eligibility criteria, and, if ineligible,
will refer the patients to their local Voluntary Car
Service or other transport provider. Patients can
claim back transport costs for attending hospital
appointments if they are on certain benefits.
transport information and bookings can be made on
one phone number or by calling into the New Street
is a Registered Charity (number 1082544) and all services
are provided on a non-profit making basis. TRIP depends
on fundraising efforts both locally and nationally
to enable our services to continue.
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