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Become a Volunteer Driver.  Download a volunteer application and return to your local
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Transportation Program


Transportation is a significant aspect of life and allows people to attend appointments, social and recreational outings and conduct business to meet the requirements of their daily life.  Community Care Northumberland operates two distinct transportation services designed to assist the following people: 

  • Residents of Northumberland County who :
    • are seniors or adults with disabilities who:
      • do not have access to a vehicle or do not have the ability to drive, or
    • have mobility challenges or special needs, or
    • are seniors, adults or youth who live in rural parts of the County
Ask about the Enhanced Rural Living subsidy program to see if you qualify.

1. Volunteer Driving Program

This service is available to adults who are aging, have special needs, or are recovering from illness or injury, with priority given based on assessed need.  Rides to attend: appointments (medical drives take priority), meetings, work, school, social, shopping, or recreational activities.

Benefits of this Service:

  • Volunteer drivers using their own personal vehicles
  • Affordable fees, confirm when booking
  • Rides are pre-booked, 48 hours in advance (subject to volunteer driver's availability)
  • Door to door service
  • Cancellation Policy (link under construction)
For further information about the Volunteer Driving Program, please call your local Community Care Northumberland office.
 

To book a ride for the Volunteer Driving Program, you must pre - register as a client. Start the process by completing an Information Request Form.


2. Specialized Transportation

This program has been consolidated into two services and includes transportation for both accessible and rural needs.

a. Accessible Service:

This service provides accessible transportation for youth, adults or seniors who have mobility challenges or special needs and are residents of Northumberland County.  Rides to attend: Appointments (medical drives take priority), meetings, social, shopping or recreational activities.

Benefits of this Service:

  • Destinations within Northumberland County and surrounding urban areas
  • Affordable fees, confirmed when booking
  • Rides are be pre-booked, 48 hours in advance (subject to seat availability)
  • Agency vans driven by professional drivers
  • Curb to curb service
  • Van Hours – (M-F) 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, some weekend options
  • Accommodate wheelchairs, walkers and child car seats
  • Cancellation Policy


b. Rural Service:

Working with the County of Northumberland and several local municipalities, the goal of this service is to offer rural transportation within the County that is affordable, accessible, and sustainable for all residents Northumberland County; families, youth, seniors and adults. Rides to attend: appointments, meetings, work, school, social, shopping, or recreational activities.

Benefits of this Service:

  • Affordable fees, confirm when booking
  • Rides must be pre-booked, 24 hours in advance (subject to seat availability)
  • Agency vans driven by professional drivers
  • Similar to a ‘rural bus service’ with established pick up/ drop off sites:
  • Cramahe and Alnwick/ Haldimand Townships - Central Route - operates Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
  • Hamilton Township - Western Route - operates Wednesdays
  • Municipality of Trent Hills - Trent Hills Route - operates Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
  • Ward 2 - Port Hope - Western Route - service days TBA
  • Van Hours – (M-F) 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
  • Accessible options available
  • Cancellation Policy
For further information about these Specialized Transportation services (Accessible or Rural), please call the Specialized Transportation Department  - 1-866-768-7778.
 

To book a ride with Community Care Northumberland's specialized transportation services, you must pre - register as a client. Start the process by completing an Information Request Form.
 

Specialized Transportation Program Sponsors: