If you struggle to get around without support, don’t let that stop you from getting out and about. There are various transport schemes on offer for you if you do not drive and find it hard to get around and use public transport.

Community transport offers accessible transport for people with mobility issues, disabilities, illnesses like dementia or sensory impairments. For details see below.

You can also find below information about accessible taxi services.

You can borrow a manual or powered wheelchair or scooter to go shopping using our shopmobility scheme in Bath. This scheme is open to anyone with limited mobility regardless of age or disability and it doesn't matter whether your reduced mobility is temporary or permanent.

If you do drive but have mobility problems, you may need to apply for an advisory disabled bay or a blue badge.

 

If you need a disabled blue badge or advisory disabled parking bay, you need to apply for a blue badge online or print out the form

You can apply for an advisory disabled parking bay to be marked out in front of your home, find out more.

 

If you have a non-emergency medical need and require help with transport to your hospital appointment, you may need to use the non-emergency patient transport service. The hospital or clinic will book it for you, or ask you to book it yourself.

Community transport offers accessible transport for people with mobility issues, disabilities, illnesses like dementia or sensory impairments.

Community transport includes:

  • Dial-a-ride. If you are older, disabled or cannot access conventional public transport services.  These are door-to-door fully accessible minibus services in and around Bath, Keynsham and Midsomer Norton & Radstock which you pay for (discounts available for Diamond Travelcard holders.
  • Community buses. These are fully accessible minibuses for older and disabled individuals and/or groups . They take people to things like social activities, medical appointments and shops. For details of the various schemes see our list of community transport schemes
  • Car schemes. Many of these are volunteer run with passengers giving a donation. They take older and disabled passengers to appointments, shopping etc. There are also safe and friendly shared taxi schemes. For details see our list of car schemes.

For details of accessible taxi services in this area click here

Find out more about:
- Community transport 
- Accessible parking
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Non-emergency patient transport
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Shopmobility   
- Public transport in Bath & North East Somerset including free bus passes

Exchange your mobility allowance for a care or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) through motability

Find the information or support you are looking for on Wellbeing Options - a website containing lots of useful information about local care providers, clubs, services and activities, along with links to other useful websites and resources

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