Locks Heath CommuniCare Association is a registered local charity run for the benefit of Senior Citizens in Locks Heath, Park Gate, Sarisbury Green, Swanwick, Titchfield Common, Warsash and Whiteley areas.
CommuniCare provides the following services:
•Lunch Clubs, and transport to and from them
•Car transport to medical appointments (wait and return service)
•Minibus transport to local shopping areas
For further information, or to book a CommuniCare service, please call us on 07002 456 689 between 9.30am -5.00pm, Monday to Friday.
Information on CommuniCare’s activities is available at local doctor’s surgeries, Fareham Community Hospital and at the Lockswood Community Centre Coffee Shop.
All our drivers are fully insured and our minibus drivers have undertaken the Minibus Drivers Awareness Scheme (MiDAS) training with Community Action Fareham. All volunteers who have one-to-one contact with our clients – minibus drivers, escorts and car drivers – have undertaken the CRB / DBS checks.
The Blue Badge Scheme allows you to park closer to your destination if you’re disabled.
The Voluntary Car Scheme provides transport to help people in the Fareham and Titchfield area get to medical appointments. The scheme relies on donations to cover the volunteer’s costs of using their own car, and drivers are all interviewed and police checked. For more information about using the service, or if you are interested in becoming a volunteer driver call the number below.
Provides transport for Lee-on-the-Solent residents who are elderly, housebound and incapacitated to hospital, medical appointments and miscellaneous requirements.
Contribution based on return mileage.
If you are a local community group or charity and are organising a day trip, why not hire one of our fully accessible minibuses? For more information call the number below.
ICANGO is a Lee-on-the-Solent organisation working to provide community transport for local people. Working in partnership with St Faith’s Church and Gosport Voluntary Action we operate three minibuses. Most months we organise around 40 trips which enable older people and those with disabilities to get out and about.
A door to door, fully accessible minibus service for people who find it difficult to use public transport. Residents in Fareham and Gosport welcome to register for shopping and social trips. Fees apply, discounts available for bus pass holders.
An application form can be downloaded from the website.
For hospital appointments. Arranged on your behalf by GP or outpatient clinic. Certain criteria apply. Speak to your GP or consultant.
Voluntary group providing a leaflet of transport options for travelling around the borough and local area, as well as how to get to local hospitals.
Voluntary driving service for older people, or people who are disabled. Helps with things such as medical appointments and visiting clubs and friends.
We’re a partnership of transport companies, local authorities and passenger groups which have come together to bring you routes and times for all travel in Great Britain by bus, rail, coach and ferry.
Coach journeys throughout UK. Senior Coachcard and Disabled Coachcard costs £10 and you can get 1/3 off travel all year round. Contact helpline to discuss accessible travel arrangements at least 36 hours before you travel.
Door-to-door service, can be booked in advance, some companies accept concessionary travel vouchers. Some taxis also take wheelchairs and small mobility scooters. Always ensure the taxi you use is licensed.
See phone directory for local companies.
Whether you’re looking for information about local cycle routes to work, walking maps or links to public transport you can access it all here from our website. We offer advice about travel choices in your area that may result in saving you time and money. You may also benefit from improved wellbeing and reduce your carbon output at the same time. As well as providing personalised travel plans for local residents, we also work with schools, colleges and work places to deliver fun, community based travel challenges.
Bus operator within Gosport and most of Hampshire.
Live life to the full with our safe, friendly, and reliable community companion and driving service. We provide companion driving services for the elderly, children, disabled and for anyone who is unable to drive. We help you get back your independence, enabling you to get out and about and enjoy everyday living. Our dedicated drivers will also help you in and out of the car, going to appointments, shopping and accompany you on outings. Special requirements are catered for including assistance with a walker or wheelchair.
The older person’s bus pass entitles you to free travel on bus services throughout England, including London, from 9.30am to 11pm Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and on public holidays.
The disabled person’s bus pass entitles you to free all day travel on bus services on journeys starting in Hampshire (not Portsmouth and Southampton) regardless of where you are travelling to. Free travel between 9.30am to 11pm Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and on public holidays on bus services throughout the rest of England (including London).
The disabled person’s bus pass plus companion entitles you to free all day travel on bus services for pass holder and companion on journeys starting in Hampshire (not Portsmouth and Southampton) regardless of where you are travelling to. Free travel, for the pass holder only, 9.30am to 11pm Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and on public holidays on bus services throughout the rest of England (including London). Companions must pay for their journey.
Travel vouchers are an enhancement to the scheme for disabled people who are unable to use a bus service. Travel vouchers are an alternative to the bus pass. You cannot have both. To use community transport services we recommend you apply for a disabled person’s bus pass. Travel vouchers do not entitle you to discounted fares, you will need to pay the full fare for all services.
Service providing support to older people in their own home, via a personal visit or telephone call on a weekly basis. CHAT (Come Here And Talk) Groups are also run for groups of 4 older people in the host’s home for tea and a chat.
CHAT drop-in centre:
Christ Church Parish Hall
Tuesdays between 9.30am and 12.30pm.
This scheme is aimed at people aged 60 years and over who have an interest in updating their driving skills and knowledge, want help in adapting to a new vehicle or simply want to gain confidence.
You may be able to apply for a disabled person’s rail card, if you are in receipt of certain benefits, are visually impaired or registered as deaf, please see website for details.
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Older Drivers Forum is a not-for-profit organisation made up of experts in road safety from across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight – from representatives from the emergency services to charities, local authorities and businesses specialising in keeping older people on the road. The Forum is about keeping mature motorists on the road safely for longer. They can provide practical and informative help and support to enable older people to continue driving.
They do not perform any legal function and do not have the authority to remove driving licenses.
Hampshire County Council’s Road Safety Team offers the Driver Skills Scheme 60+. This is an independent, confidential driving appraisal that helps older drivers to prolong their fitness to drive. The appraisal, which costs £35, is not a test but offers help and advice. You get a comprehensive written report together with helpful tips about driving techniques. The appraisal is done using your own car and takes approximately 90 minutes.