Madoch Community Transport

  • The Service
    • Madoch Community Transport is offering transport to medical appointments at the Carse Medical Practice, and to exercise classes and support groups at the Madoch Centre.
    • Now taking bookings from residents of Errol and St Madoes who have no transport of their own, or who are unable to use public transport.
  • How it works
    • Step 1 – Register with us
      • forms available from Carse Chemist, Errol Post Office, Madoch Centre and Carse Medical Practice.
    • Step 2 – Request a journey
      • As soon as you know when you’ll need it. Please allow 72hrs notice.  We’ll confirm your booking.
    • Step 3 – We’ll send a reminder
      • We will call, text or email the day before or on the morning of your journey.
    • Step 4 – Our driver will meet you at your door
      • Sometimes an assistant will accompany the driver.
    • Step 5 – We’ll take you home again!

 

  • Can I use it?
    • Eligibility
      • The service is for people who are unable to travel to medical appointments and exercise classes and support groups at the Madoch Centre, either through reduced mobility, disability, or simply lack of suitable transport.
    • Registration
      • Please register with the service before making a booking. If you are unsure whether you might be able to access the vehicle, we can arrange a trial visit.
  • How much does it cost?
    • There are running costs associated in providing this service. Generous funding from PKC and other beneficiaries allows us to run the service for two years.  We are always seeking new funding sources.
    • We ask for a donation per journey towards fuel costs, from those who can afford it. If you would like to make a donation to support the service, please get in touch through our contact page.
  • Where can I go?
    • The service was set up to provide journeys to exercise classes and support groups at the Madoch Centre, and thanks to generous funding from Perth and Kinross Council, we are now able to provide transport to medical appointments at the Carse Medical Practice.
    • In future, if there is the demand for it, and if funding allows, we may be able to offer journeys to local hospitals and other social outings.
  • How is it paid for?
    • Funding sources
      • The Madoch Community Transport Project was funded by various local and national funders to bring people to sessions that help combat loneliness and isolation. We are delighted that Perth and Kinross Council have since partnered with us to allow us to be able to offer transport to local medical appointments, thus meeting a local need.
      • Gloag Foundation, PKAVS, Eastern Perthshire Decides, PKC Transport, PKC Health, Betty Ross, Jimmie Cairncross, Awards for All, CIF, Tesco.
  • Can I be a volunteer driver?
    • Yes! We have a great team of volunteers who offer one morning or afternoon per fortnight, either to drive the MPV or help passengers in and out of the vehicle.  If you have some time to spare to help your community, we would love to have you on our team.  Please ask for an application form at the Madoch Centre.
      All our drivers and many of our assistants are PVG verified by Disclosure Scotland, and everyone has undertaken First Aid and Moving & Handling training courses.
  • How to book
    • Please ring 01738 310412 or email transport@madochcentre.com with your journey requirements.
    • One week minimum notice required please.