Assisted Transport

Awareness

Donít miss out on the services that are available to you if you have a mobility problem or are a wheelchair user.

Action

Use our useful contacts for available resources. .

Talk to

Pop into any of the Halton Borough Council one stop shops for a chat about your transport options or phone the HBC Contact Centre . Alternatively you could ring Halton Community Transport"

Prevention

It can be isolating and depressing when you find it hard to get out and run daily errands or meet friends. The assisted transport services are there to help you so find out now whether you are eligible.


Useful Web Links

www.haltoncommunitytransport.co.uk


  • Concessionary Bus Pass Schemes
  • Dial-a-Ride - how it can help you
  • Getting a mobility assessment
  • Halton has the services to help you

Concessionary Bus Pass

Residents who are aged 60 or over or who have a disability are eligible for concessionary travel. This is valid on most bus services within Cheshire. It can also be used to travel on bus services in Runcorn & Widnes, or Halton and provides free travel Monday to Friday after 0930 and all day Sat, Sunday and Bank Holidays (before 0930 Monday to Friday you pay half fare).

From April 2008 concessionary travel is available across the whole of England.

If you have a blue Cheshire Concessionary Bus Pass you need to re-apply for the new national card. For more information phone the Councilís contact centre or visit your local One Stop Shop.

Halton Community Transport

Halton Community Transport (HCT) runs a range of accessible services for people who cannot access public transport.

These include:

  • Dial-A-Ride - a wheelchair accessible mini bus for travel within Halton Monday to Saturday
  • Community Car Scheme - available 7 days a week, manned by volunteers using the own cars
  • Womenís Safe Transport - Operates Monday to Saturday inclusive, providing a daily minibus service.

Available to women within the boundaries of Halton. Pick-ups are from door to door. Hours of operation: 5.30pm to 11.30pm. Fares are comparable to local bus service prices, with concessionary fares available to passengers with the appropriate pass. The service may booked the day before the journey by telephoning 0151 257 2411 (Monday- Friday 11.00am to 4.45pm)

  • Services for people with disabilities to access employment, post 16 education and the Independent Living Centre
  • Community Minibus and Coach service available to local community groups

For more information about any of these services phone Halton Community Transport.

From April 2008 a range of Door 2 Door services will be available by by phoning the Council’s Contact Centre

Shopmobility

This organisation provides a wide variety of information on disability related subjects for disabled people in the Runcorn and Widnes areas.

Useful Contacts

Halton Borough Council Contact Centre
0151 907 8300
Halton Community Transport
0151 257 2410
Sure Start to Later Life
0151 907 8311
Blue Badge
0151 907 8309
Shopmobility Runcorn
01928 717445
Shopmobility Widnes
0151 424 8080
Dial a Ride
0151 257 2414
Bus Passes
0303 333 4300 ext 2033
Woman's Safe Transport
0151 257 2411