Ring and Ride Schemes operate within a number of towns including Bury. They are the main initiative in the provision of public transport for disabled and frail elderly people and provide a local service into local towns to allow potentially housebound people the opportunity to shop and use local amenities. The difference between a Ring and Ride and a conventional service lies in the flexible routing and the fact that the minibus is specially adapted with a wheelchair lift and removable seats to accommodate wheelchairs.
Passengers book a journey in advance simply by phoning their local scheme Co-ordinator the day before they wish to travel and are picked up at their door with assistance from the driver if necessary.
For more information on the Ring and Ride Scheme, contact 0161 797 1628.
British Red Cross transport service
The transport service offers freedom and independence for people who cannot get about easily or use public transport. Our trained volunteers can provide door-to-door assistance on your journey. The service is available to anyone who needs transport assistance - particularly those who live on their own and older people. If you, or someone you know could benefit from this service please contact 01204 369620 and for further information click on the link on the right.
Social Services day care transport
Social services provides transport primarily for its day care services, to enable clients to attend day care, where otherwise it would be difficult for them to attend. Transport Services are usually arranged as part of the package of care that is arranged following a community care assessment.
Click on the links on the right for further information on getting out and about.