Transport Alternatives

Citizens Advice Bureau – 03444 111 444

There are also many organisations which provide community transport for those with difficulty accessing public transport.  Below is a list of providers by county.  Please note that the listed organisations are independent transport providers and not associated with NWAS.  They may charge for transport.

If you are a community transport provider and wish to added to this list, please contact nwascommunications@nwas.nhs.uk

Area 

Transport Provider

Areas Covered

Contact Telephone

Contact Email

Cumbria only Rural Wheels (transport available to your nearest town or public transport connection) Allerdale (not in Maryport & Workington town centres) 01228 226428  
    Barrow (not available in town centre) 01228 226427  
    Carlisle (not available in town centre) 01228 226430  
    Copeland (not available in Whitehaven) 01228 226428  
    Eden (not available in Penrith) 01228 226428  
    South Lakes (not available in Kendal & Ulverston) 01228 226427  
Cumbria only Village Wheels: Broughton - Ulverston 01228 226427  
    Buttermere - Cockermouth 01228 226428  
    Durdar - Carlisle 01228 226430  
    Gleaston - Ulverston 01228 226427  
    Greystoke & Newbiggin - Penrith 01228 226428  
    Grizebeck - Ulverston 01228 226427  
    Irthington - Carlisle 01228 226430  
    Levens - Milnthorpe 01228 226427  
    Rockcliffe - Carlisle 01228 226430  
    Seascale - Egremont 01228 226428  
Cumbria only Community Wheels Lakes & Lyth (Wednesday mornings only) 01228 226427  
    Garrigil - Alston 01434 382244  
Cumbria  Cumbria Community Transport (group minibus hire) Carlisle 01228 402811 carlisle@cumbriact.org.uk
    Eden 01228 402811 eden@cumbriact.org.uk
    Copeland 01946 812777 copeland@cumbriact.org.uk
    Allerdale  01946 812777 allerdale@cumbriact.org.uk
    South Lakeland 01539 727001 southlakes@cumbriact.org.uk
Cumbria  Royal Voluntary Service All areas 01539 760001 cumbriahub@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk
Cumbria only The Voluntary Social Car Scheme All areas 07788 396194 integrated.transport@cumbria.gov.uk
         
Lancashire Dial-a-bus: Burnley & Pendle 01282 415310  
    Central Lancashire 01257 260488  
    Wyre & Fylde 01772 682749  
    Hyndburn 01282 415310  
    West Lancashire 01704 893373  
    Rossendale 01282 415310  
    Lancaster & Morecambe 01524 416735  
Lancashire Preston Community Transport Preston 01772 204667  
Lancashire Ribble Valley Community Transport Ribble Valley 01200 444484  
Lancashire Community Car Scheme  Preston 01772 516208  
Lancashire Burnley, Pendle & Rossendale Council for Voluntary Service (Car Scheme) Burnley, Pendle & Rossendale  01282 412096  
Lancashire Dial-a-ride West Lancashire 01704 893373  
Lancashire Blackburn & Darwen Community Transport Blackburn & Darwen 01254 200333  
Lancashire Little Green Bus Ribble Valley and surrounding areas. 01200 444484 datkinson@littlegreenbus.co.uk
         
Mersyside  Liverpool Community Transport Liverpool  0151 207 5400 info@liverpoolct.co.uk
Mersyside  St Helens Community Transport St Helens 01744 22221  
Mersyside  Knotty Ash Community Transport Knotty Ash 0151 489 0833  
Mersyside  Warrington Community Transport Warrington 01925 419977  
Mersyside  South Central Community Transport South Liverpool 0151 703 0007  
Mersyside  Dial-a-Ride Warrington Warrington 01925 419988  
Gtr Manchester Miles of Smiles Tameside 0161 622 2090 patricia.morris@actiontogether.org.uk
Gtr Manchester Tameside Sight Tameside 0161 343 4090  
Gtr Manchester Local Link:

Tameside

Hindley

Manchester

Stockport

Trafford

Salford

Rochdale

Bolton

Rambsbottom & Tottington

Oldham

0161 200 6012  
Gtr Manchester Ring and Ride All 0161 200 6011  
Gtr Manchester Bolton Community Transport and Furniture Services Bolton 01204 393777  
Gtr Manchester Manchester Community Transport Manchester 0161 946 9255  
Gtr Manchester Salford Community Transport  Salford 0161 736 8852  
Gtr Manchester Community Transport Oldham Oldham 0161 633 0097  
Gtr Manchester East Manchester Community Transport East Manchester 0161 223 6711  
Gtr Manchester Easygo Community Transport Stockport 0161 482 7240  
Gtr Manchester Stockport Car Scheme Stockport 0161 476 2812  
Gtr Manchester Bramhall and Woodford Christian Communicare Stockport 0161 439 6000  
Gtr Manchester Cheadle Hulme Communicare Stockport 0161 485 5353  
Gtr Manchester Edgeley and Cheadle Heath Community Transport Stockport 0161 480 6060  
Gtr Manchester Heatons Communicare Stockport 0161 474 4444  
Gtr Manchester Maple Christian Care Stockport 0161 449 0829  
Gtr Manchester Ring & Ride All 08454 60 80 90  
Gtr Manchester Heywood New Heart Community Transport Heywood 01706 364 688  
Gtr Manchester PACT (Partington and Cadishead Community Transport) Partington, Trafford & Cadishead 0161 777 8899  
Gtr Manchester Point2Point Community Transport Tameside & Hattersley 0161 367 8014  
Gtr Manchester Rochdale Community Transport Rochdale 01706 347 115  
Gtr Manchester Wigan & District Community Transport Wigan & Leigh 01942 768811