Meet an Organisation - Roscommon Social Car Scheme

Roscommon Social Car Scheme was founded in 2011 by older people in partnership with a number of agencies and community groups.

The scheme is an organised form of transport where volunteer drivers give their time and use their own vehicles to provide door to door transport for older people living in the community, who do not have their own transport and find the accessing of public transport problematic.

The core purpose of the service is facilitate the accessing of pre-arranged transport for personal and non-emergency medical appointments such as going to see a relative in Hospital or Nursing Home, getting out to an appointment with your Doctor or Solicitor or Bank or other personal need and to attend doctors clinics, hospital appointments and other non-ambulance/non-emergency HSE services.

The scheme is available to residents of Roscommon who may find it difficult to access services because they don’t have a car or access to public transport and are isolated.

The Volunteer Drivers are Garda Vetted and received training in manual handling, confidentiality and communication skills. We have volunteers located across the County.

The Volunteer Drivers sign up to a volunteer handbook which covers the rights and responsibilities of drivers, together with policies and procedures for safe driving.

The Volunteer Drivers are registered with Local Link Roscommon; this is the organisation with responsibility for Local and Rural Transport in Roscommon. Volunteers are a vital part of The Social Car Scheme. Local Link hopes that your involvement with the Volunteer Social Car Scheme is a rewarding and enjoyable.

For further details and to get in contact, please call Sinead and Bridin on 071-9650437

If you want to register as a Volunteer: Contact Camilla Kelly, Manager at slr.manager@locallink.ie or by phone at 071-9650436. 

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