Is a service for passengers who find public transport difficult. It is to enable you to visit the doctor, dentist, hospital or perhaps a friend or relative.

Because we have a large number of regular commitments, bookings should be made as early as possible, and ideally two weeks before you wish to travel. Unfortunately, we may not have vehicles or drivers available at short notice.

To use our dial-a-ride service you will need to become a member of Nailsea & District Community Transport; this costs £20.00 per year for an individual or a couple (at the same address).

You will also be charged a fare on each occasion you use our service which is based on the distance of the journey and the time involved. You will be given an estimate of the cost when you book. Membership forms are available from the office, or on the ‘How to Join’ page.

For residents in Nailsea, Backwell, Wraxall and Tickenham, for transport to hospital, doctor, dentist or optician appointments, Nailsea Availables operates a hospital car service. This service is only bookable through your GP Surgery and you do not have to be a member to use the service.

Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS)

Did you know if you are referred to hospital for specialist NHS treatment or tests by a doctor, dentist or primary care health professional, you may be able to claim a refund of reasonable travel costs.

Depending on your circumstances, you can receive full help (HC2 certificate) or partial help (HC3 certificate).  This depends on you receiving one of the qualifying benefits or meet the eligibility criteria for the NHS low income scheme.

You can call for a form on 0300 123 0849 NHS forms order line or 0300 330 1343 for any other queries regarding this scheme.

Number 65 High Street, Nailsea can help with advice and completing forms.  You can contact them on 07951 367703

Or Citizens Advice on 0800 144 8848