I am concerned regarding the closure of local healthcare facilities which is causing residents inconvenience and in some cases distress, where there is a difficulty in arranging suitable transport, in having to travel further for treatments and appointments.
With Altarnun Parish Council’s support I want to promote the hospital car services that are provided via Age UK and Volunteer Cornwall. By contacting either of these bodies, with as much prior notice as possible, at least 48 hours, a door to door car service should be bookable. I must stress these services are currently for pre booked appointments only and no other purpose.
Please make note of these numbers and use when required. Costs will apply and will be discussed in detail at the time of booking. Drivers will normally be a member of our local community, which makes things a little more comfortable and personal.
Age UK 01872 223388
Volunteer Cornwall 01872 265300
In our area both bodies are looking to recruit volunteer drivers. Again contact for application is through these telephone numbers. Milage is paid at 42p per mile and full induction training is given free of charge.
Cornwall Councillor Adrian Parsons