Community Transport with Belconnen Community Service

Community Transport

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BCS Community Transport is a friendly, safe, flexible and reliable community transport option.   Providing a door to door service, ACT wide, the focus is on promoting the independence and community involvement of participants.  Community Transport is for people who are ageing and/or people with disability and who live independently in our community.  Carers of eligible participants may also use Community Transport.  This service offers wheelchair accessible transport in both the community cars and community bus programs.

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Community Cars

For a small fee Community Transport is provided to:

  • Medical and paramedical appointments
  • Social and recreational activities
  • Shopping trips

Community Cars are supported by the Australian Government Department of Health

Community Bus 

With a focus on social activities, transport support is available for:

The Belconnen Community Bus is an initiative of the ACT Government

Go Social – Wheelchair Accessible Shopping and Outings 

Every Saturday, the BCS wheelchair accessible commuter offers shopper shuttles or outings to places of interest.

  • First Saturday of month: National Capital Farmers market
  • Second Saturday of the month: Majura Park Shopping Shuttle
  • Third Saturday of the month: Belconnen Fresh Food markets
  • Forth and (when it occurs) fifth Saturdays of the month: excursions to local attractions
  • Full Go Social program Feb – April 2017

Eligibility and hours of operation

Community Cars and Go Social – Car transport operates seven days per week from 7:00am to 7:00pm, excluding public holidays.  It is an ACT wide transport service for people aged over 65 and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over 50.

Community Bus is for people who are isolated, have mobility issues, social or other barriers to accessing mainstream transport services.  The Bus is available for seniors, people living with a disability, parents with young children as well as residents of aged care facilities.

The Belconnen Community Bus Program operates Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 3:00pm excluding public holidays.  The Community Bus may operate outside these hours for special events by arrangement.

NDIS

Belconnen Community Service is a proud NDIS provider and transport@bcs can provide flexible and responsive transport options tailored to your individual needs. To access this service, please request a quote from BCS prior to completing your NDIS plan. Contact our Program Manager on 6278 8126 to find out how BCS Community Transport can work with you.

Contact

Phone: 6278 8124 Monday to Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm

Email to transport@bcsact.com.au

 

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