We are more than just a travel or hiring service. We provide an accessible way of life for older and disabled people in Plymouth. We enable social inclusion. We reduce loneliness. We improve peoples' health.
In 2022, we made 13,267 trips taking people aged between 18 to 101 years to go shopping, to the doctors, to meet friends and go to social clubs. We have hired mobility scooters, powerchairs and wheelchairs 3973 times.
Our 21 volunteers gave us 6896 hours to make a difference to our customers by driving community cars or helping with ShopMobility.
What our customers say
June - "The transport bus has kept me going. Couldn't manage without it"
Christine - "[Access Plymouth] Helped maintain my independence and freedom with the use of an electric wheelchair. Helped maintain my social contacts and therefore combat my loneliness and social isolation. Access Plymouth has proved invaluable."
David (son of a customer) - “Wonderful service, living on a non-bus route it gives my mother the independence to live more of her life. Without it she would be a prisoner in her home”
Gina "Given me freedom to come into Plymouth to go to the bank or shopping, once or twice a week"
Watch our film showing how we have helped older people in Plymouth to get their Covid vaccinations, click the link below:
The Covid years have been a challenge for us all, click below to read how we managed, adapted and continued to provide a service for older and disabled people in Plymouth during a global pandemic.