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OUR SERVICES

Getting you to where you need to go

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Car Scheme

If you don't have a car of your own and are unable to access public transport, the car scheme is the perfect solution. Journeys can be anything from visiting a friend, attending the doctor or simply going for a coffee. Our trained volunteer drivers use their own cars.

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Bus Routes

An accessible bus service

Monday to Friday

9.30am - 4.30pm

An accessible bus service five days a week, throughout the Cairngorms National Park. Offering door-to-door transport, our fully trained drivers can assist people in wheelchairs or those with mobility or access problems. The bus routes pass many of our most popular tourist attractions such as the Highland Wildlife Park and Strathspey Steam Railway. Travel FREE with a Scotland wide concession card.

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Shopping

Our assisted shopping project runs weekly from different locations throughout Badenoch and Strathspey. If you need a little assistance with going to the shops or would like us to collect shopping for you, please give us a call to discuss your needs. 

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Social Activities and Green Health

Taking part in social activities and interacting with other people helps to reduce loneliness and isolation.  We organise a range of social activities from lunch clubs to board games , indoor Kurling and a weekly walking group!  We also provide transport to many other activities around Badenoch & Strathspey including Otago classes organised by High Life Highland.

Research has shown that access to green space has excellent health benefits for people of all ages. We also have our own allotment where you could come for a chat and get your hands dirty. We work alongside our local green health partnership and can connect you with and provide transport to local organisations offering nature-based activities. Give us a call and let us connect you.

Additional information can be found on our Events Info page

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Befriending

A free face to face or telephone Befriending service. A simple companionship service for people who live alone. We can support couples in certain circumstances.

 

The service is a regular visit to offer companionship. Usually, we visit people who live alone and its often just for a chat. We also offer regular social activities if people do wish to go out. We can help people continue with hobbies or encourage people to take up new interests.  People can self-refer for the service or are referred by GPs and Social Work Departments. All our Volunteers are trained and we check references and they undergo a PVG check. Our volunteers are local people with a friendly face and sympathetic ear.

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Vehicle Hire

As well as the range of services, bus routes, activities and events BSCX provide, leveraging our Accessible vehicles, we also offer our vehicles for private hire. 

 

We have two Minibuses (one with a wheelchair lift) with capacity for 12 passengers and a driver, and one smaller vehicle which can accommodate 6 passengers and a driver  (or 4 plus one wheelchair). We offer the vehicles for hire on their own, or (where available) with a driver. Call 01479 810004 for a quote...

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MiDAS Training

MiDAS Training

MiDAS is the Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme, which has been the gold standard for enhancing the safety and care of passengers for nearly 30 years. The scheme provides a nationally recognised standard for the assessment and training of drivers to ensure that they have the skills and knowledge to provide safe, legal and comfortable journeys to passengers. 


Other Benefits are: Driver Confidence ; Fuel Efficiency; Improved Maintenance; Lower Costs; Trust and Peace of Mind.


BSCX offers accredited, personalised MIDAS training (vehicle and instructor provided) in Aviemore. Contact our office on 01479 810004 for more details

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Wheelchair Loan

BSCX Offers a wheelchair Loan service. 

We have a selection of folding wheelchairs, from Self Propelled to assisted chairs. 

Just call BSCX on 01479 810004 to reserve a chair!

Borrowing a chair is Free, although we require a copy of a form of Proof of ID (e.g.: driving licence) and a £100 deposit, which is refundable on return of the chair. 

While free, we do appreciate any donations our borrowers are willing to give. 

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eTrikes

Piloted, Accessible
e-Trikes

BSCX facilitate a volunteer run accessible e-trike service in Grantown-on-Spey, where clients can experience the joy of cycling around the Grantown-on-Spey town and surrounding countryside, piloted by our volunteers. 

 

We have two e-trikes, one a bench seat (2 passengers), and another specially designed for individuals in wheelchairs. 

 

If you are interested in this experience or you would like to organise it for a group, please call us at BSCX on 01479 810004.

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