Getting you to where you need to go
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.
An accessible bus service
Monday to Friday
9.30am - 4.30pm
An accessible bus service five days a week, throughout the Cairngorm 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.
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.
Research has shown that access to green space has excellent health benefits for people of all ages. We 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.
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.
Taking part in social activities and interacting with other people helps to reduce loneliness and isolation.
Our social activities include group walks in our beautiful Cairngorm National Park. Walkers are picked up in the minibus and spend time with friends and new acquaintances on a short stroll, conveniently finishing somewhere everyone can sit down and continue their conversations over a cuppa and a piece of cake before being transported home in the minibus. Volunteers are on hand to drive the minibus and lead the group on a suitably engaging walk in the countryside.