Community Action Fareham
Community (Action Fareham) Transport (CT) is a charity that
provides transport for those who are disabled or have
difficulties getting about.
Whether you are young or old, we can help!
Community Transport is always in need of new drivers.
We are a very friendly work team and appreciate any time given to help.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer then please contact us on the details provided on the back of the leaflet.
CT trains volunteers to become MiDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) trained drivers.
Drivers need to be in possession of a clean and current driver's license and aged between 25 and 65 years.
MiDAS was originally developed by Hampshire County Council (HCC), is now administered nationally by Community Transport Association UK (CTAUK) and provides organisations with the means to assess and train all their minibus drivers.
Hampshire County Council (HCC) and most voluntary organisations require their drivers to hold a current MiDAS certificate before driving their minibuses.
There are significant legislative requirements.
The HCC 'Welcome to MiDAS' webpage is comprehensive; click here
CT requires drivers to have a current MIDAS certificate in order to drive our minibuses.
We can offer MiDAS training to our own drivers (free of charge) and other organisations' drivers (see below for course fees).
For further information concerning MiDAS training; click here .
We have a variety of minibuses which have a maximum of 15 seats and can accommodate up to 3 wheelchairs, plus a smaller vehicle, which has a maximum of 5 seats and can accommodate one wheelchair.
Note: The seating capacity reduces with the number of wheelchairs carried.
All our vehicles are specially adapted with handrails and low steps for those who are less able to get around. They also have a lift or ramp for wheelchair and walking frame users.
CT's vehicles are available for hire every day for the community groups of the local area. Passengers can travel with walking sticks, trolleys, wheelchairs.
The bus service is only available to not-for-profit organisations who would be eligible to become members of Community Action Fareham. There is no membership fee; click here to see details of membership and here to download a membership form. (it can be filled in on the computer and emailed back)
The fees are comprehensive including
limited mileage fuel allowance, insurance, breakdown cover etc.
There are a number of matters that affect the fees; these include :
length of time the bus is used for
a discount when 4 or more trips are arranged at one time
if we or the group liaise with the driver for the trip
These rates are given in the sheet click here
Two fee examples :
1. A half day use of up to 4 hours which includes the first 20 miles when CT have done all the liaison with the driver costs £72.
This is the equivalent of £4.80 per person if 15 seats are used.
2. With at least 4 trips booked for the above scenario, there is a 20% discount, and the total cost is £58.
This is the equivalent of £3.87 per person per trip if 15 seats are used.
Community Transport Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9:00-15:30
(Answerphone available out of office hours)
For further information please contact::
163 West Street
Tel: 01329 223152 (Answerphone available out of office hours)