Community transport and Slinky
Who can access this transport?
Somerset County Council provides community and accessible transport for community groups and people whose needs are not met by normal public transport. There are various schemes, available depending on where you live, which offer a mixed fleet of vehicles, all with disabled access.
What can this transport be used for?
- Community Transport Schemes can provide transport for people or community groups whose needs are not met by public transport. Charges will depend on which scheme you use.
- SLINKY transport service is an accessible bus service that can be used for everything from health appointments to shopping trips. A number of SLINKY services operate in different parts of Somerset.
Other organisations offering community transport in Somerset
There are a range of community transport organisations operating in Somerset, offering a variety of transport options. Community transport providers can offer accessible cars and minibuses for both individuals and groups. These services are run by independent non-profit groups, for the benefit of the local community.
For details of your local community transport or how to contact your local SLINKY service, visit the Community Transport Services pages on Travel Somerset or phone 0300 123 2224.
Concessionary Bus Passes
Concessionary bus passes provide free bus travel, subject to certain time restrictions, to anyone over 66 years of age, or who is eligible on the grounds of disability. You can get more information and a copy of the application form by visiting the Concessionary bus pass page on the Council website or by phoning 0300 123 2224.
Subsidised bus services
The Council also subsidises some bus services in Somerset. For information about services and timetables, phone Traveline on 0871 200 2233.