Dial A Ride
CARYS the caddy and Billy the driver are always ready to take our Dial A Ride members out and about in Rhayader!
The shops & post office
Wednesday Lunch Club
Social Clubs and Groups
Surgery or Dentist
... in fact anywhere in Rhayader and surrounding areas!
Membership is available to any resident in Rhayader and the postcode of LD6 who cannot access public transport when they need it. Members pay a yearly subscription and a fare per trip. CARYS can take wheelchair users. Dial A Ride members are eligible to go on ARCHIE the community minibus trips.
Dial A Delivery
Dial-a-Delivery will be a new service from January 2021. This service will be FREE to our Dial-a-Ride members during 2021 but also available to non-members (Rhayader and LD6 district only) for a small fee (from £2.50 per trip). This service will offer collection and delivery of prescriptions, shopping, library books and takeaways. A ‘walk-assist service’ will also come under this provision, for those who would like assistance to walk into and around town for shopping and appointments. To book or for more information, contact the office on 01597 810921.
Community Cars are driven by a fantastic team of volunteer drivers, providing transport for hospital and other health-care appointments. Other journeys (shopping, visiting friends etc) may be provided at our discretion. Transport is available to residents living in Rhayader and the postcode of LD6. Journeys may be of any distance, at any time of the day, evening or weekends. Community Cars can be booked by people who do not qualify for non-emergency patient transport (NEPT), who cannot drive themselves, or do not have family or friends who are able to drive them to their appointment. The driver receives a mileage allowance from passengers and there is a booking fee towards our office costs. Passengers on some benefits may be eligible for a refund from the hospital. We also have a contract with the Wales Ambulance Service for patients eligible for NEPT (non-emergency patient transport) to hospital appointments including dialysis and cancer care. This service extends to the postcode of LD1.
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As well as supporting our Dial A Ride journeys, our 16 seater minibus ARCHIE takes members on day trips throughout the year. Popular destinations include Hereford, Aberaeron, Ebbw Vale, and Carmarthen. Passengers are picked up from home in the mornings, and returned safely to their doors once back in town. He also goes on afternoon tea trips to Llandrindod lake, Elan Valley, local garden centres and wherever you want to go.....
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ARCHIE is available for hire to all non-profit making and voluntary organisations based in Rhayader & District. An annual membership fee and mileage cost enables groups to access out-of-town destinations – our minibus is Rhayader’s Community Bus!
We are always looking for new volunteer drivers to join our wonderful team of Community Car drivers and ARCHIE team. You need a driving licence, reliable car and we will conduct a DBS check.
For ARCHIE we will organise for you to do a MiDAS training course.
If you are interested contact Katie, our Transport Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org