Funding Success for Community Transport Service in Stoke-on-Trent & Newcastle-under-Lyme

Volunteer Drivers Needed Urgently

VAST are pleased to announce that the Door 2 Door Community Transport service has secured funding for a further two years from The Realise Foundation, to continue to provide transport to vulnerable people in Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Due to the demand for the service, Door 2 Door is in urgent need of volunteer drivers.

Become a Volunteer Driver

Currently, with 12 dedicated volunteer drivers, Door2Door does over 200 journeys and 1200 miles every month for elderly and vulnerable residents.

The service is always recruiting for volunteers to provide essential transport to more and more vulnerable people in the area.

All of the Door 2 Door drivers are volunteers; fully insured and DBS checked.

All expenses are paid for volunteers to use their own cars and, drivers can contribute as much or as little time as they would like.

Tackling social isolation in Stoke and Newcastle

In the UK, almost 38% of disabled people say that they feel lonely most days* and 3.9 million older people say that television is their only or main company**. The Door 2 Door service helps to tackle this by providing transport to those most in need in the local community.

Door 2 Door isn’t just limited to trips for medical or health-related appointments, the service can also be used for visiting friends, social events and shopping, amongst other things. All for a very small fee and a friendly face behind the wheel.

Transport is available to those in Stoke and Newcastle who experience mobility problems and are unable to use public transport easily.

For more information, or to become a volunteer driver, please contact Margaret Dobell on 01782 621936 or Margaret.dobell@vast.org.uk. Office hours are 09:00 – 12:00 Monday to Thursday, voicemail is available outside office hours.

Door 2 Door Transport is a community transport service managed by VAST.
Door 2 Door feedback: “I wish to say how much I appreciate the service; everyone is so kind and helpful.”
* Sense research (year unknown)
** Age UK 2014