The Age Pages

Transport is a common issue for older people and there is some help available. And don’t forget that you can apply for a bus pass and/or a concessionary rail card. Here are some of the common issues:

  • I’m becoming less mobile
  • I can’t drive any more/I no longer have a car
  • I need transport to visit a relative/friend in hospital
  • I need transport to get to friends/social events
  • I need transport to do my shopping
  • I’d like to know more about trips that are available
Advice
Phone
08450 950150
Service Details
Information / Advice Line: free, confidential information and advice for the over 50’s, their families and carers

Friendship line, Advocacy service, Rural access project, Home care service
Health and Wellbeing
Belford
Phone
01668 219220
Services Provided
Service Details
Services include: Home care, Lunch clubs, Shopping Trips, Day care, Community transport, Meals service, plus a range of health social activities from the Bell View base in Belford
Health and Wellbeing
Phone
01289 303839
Services Provided
Service Details
Free transport to all major hospitals in the area for cancer related appointments
Transport and Travel
Phone
0800 6006400
Services Provided
Service Details
Concessions for people with mobility problems.

Scheme administered by and application forms available from Northumberland County Council
Transport and Travel
Services Provided
Service Details
Private taxi service
Transport and Travel
Morpeth
Phone
0845 6006400
Services Provided
Service Details
Bus pass for concessionary travel
Transport and Travel
Services Provided
Service Details
Custom-made vehicles to transport out-patients free of charge to and from hospital who are undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment
Chemotherapy: 0191 213 8330
Radiotherapy: 0191 213 8487
Transport and Travel
Alnwick
Phone
01665 605780
Services Provided
Service Details

Groups and individuals have access to affordable, accessible transport which enables them to take part in activities such as shopping and day trips
Transport and Travel
Phone
0191 215151
Services Provided
Service Details
Non-emergency transport to hospital appointments for patients who have medical or mobility needs.
Transport and Travel
Phone
0844 8714036
Services Provided
Service Details
Railcard gives 1/3 off standard and first class rail travel

For people over 60 years old. Valid for 12 months

Apply by visiting any station ticket office
Health and Wellbeing
Wooler
Phone
0845 2668906
Service Details
Social ‘drop in’ centres throughout Northumberland, including Wooler, Rothbury, Alnwick and Berwick. Transport provided if necessary.

Volunteer led transport scheme, providing transport for appointments, shopping, outings.

Befriending projects
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