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Go START Community Transport

Coronavirus Support

GoStart volunteer drivers have been very busy since the start of the pandemic in March.    Collection and delivery of prescriptions was identified as a  big concern  for many people particularly any one  who was housebound, isolated or disabled. GoStart worked with Sudbury Town Council  to provide this service. Between ed of March and beginning August   360 prescriptions were collected and delivered by volunteers who drove 1628 miles while others walked a total of 584 miles to make local collections and deliveries.

Our normal range of door to door and social journeys have not yet been fully resumed .  Limited DAR door to door is being operated but is being limited to passengers  who have urgent needs or requirements.

Current services have concentrated on providing transport for any one needing to get to a vaccine centre.  Individual trips have been arranged and  small group trips of up to eight at time have been arranged with the Guildhall Surgery in Clare.   All vaccine centre trips have been arranged,  at no cost to passenger or patients, using funding provided at end of last year by Suffolk Community Foundation.   The funding was transferred with agreement of the Foundation from a grant which  had been used to provide days out at weekends  for people who were lonely or isolated.

There have been endless requests from passengers who desperately want to get out to social, to meet up with other people and to try and overcome isolation and   the  difficulties that  can result 

WE STILL HAVE BALANCE OF DAY TRIP/OUTINGS FUNDING POT PROVIDED BY SUFFOLK COMMUNITY FOUNDATION  WE WILL BE BACK BUT WE DO NOT KNOW WHEN 

If you need personal transport or have any idea or suggestions as to how we can help in the current situation please give GoStart a call and we will do our best to see what can be done

 

General Details

GoStart provides vital, low-cost transport services to pensioners, people with disabilities, school children and voluntary and charitable groups.

GoStart  provides  accessible transport for people  who for reasons including age, poor health or living in isolation are finding they are restricted from leading a normal life.

With a fleet of five accessible vehicles, GoStart offers a wide range of transport services which allow passengers to go shopping, attend health appointments, visit friends and relatives, access educational facilities, enjoy day trips and get to work.

If you have a problem accessing  a hospital appointment at West Suffolk, Addenbrookes, Ipswich or Colchester hospital we may be able to help. All our vehicles are accessible and can carry a passenger who  needs to travel in a  wheelchair. 

We are not currently running  our usual half day trips on selected Sundays for people who are isolated or lonely. We still have a small pot of funding  provided by Suffolk Foundation and the  David & Jill Simpson fund  and we will be back to run these trips as soon as we can.

 

  • All vehicles are accessible
  • Dial-a-ride door-to-door service
  • People carrier service for longer journeys
  • Group hire for voluntary and charitable groups

Who to contact

Name
Go START Community Transport
Position
FIRST POINT OF CONTACT DEBBIE OR JULIE
Telephone
01787 242116
Fax
01787 242116
Email
gostart.ct@gmail.com
Website
http://www.gostart.org.uk
Social Media
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Address
Unit 6 South Suffolk Business Centre
Alexandra Road
Sudbury
Postcode
CO10 2ZX

Additional contact

Name
DEBBIE OR JULIE
Position
BOOKINS ADMN
Telephone
01787 242116
Email
gostart.ct@gmail.com

Where to go

Address
Unit 6
South Suffolk Business Centre
Alexandra Road
SUDBURY
Suffolk
Postcode
CO10 2ZX
Area served
Sudbury, Suffolk, Babergh, Glemsford, Clare

Days & Times

Requests and bookings between 9.00 and 4.00 Monday to Friday

Other details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
Local DAR fare within 3 miles of Sudbury £4.50 return
MPV service .50p per mile door to door
Referral required?
No
Referral and availability notes

Passengers have to complete a simple  application form in order to become members /users of GoStart services. Request should be made by telephone  One of the two ladies  operating bookings will assist anyone who has any difficulty 

Age Groups
Pre-school, Children (5-11), Adults, Young people
Notes

Area covered: 8 mile radius of Sudbury

Service users involved in planning
Yes
OUT OF NORMAL HOURS TRANSPORT CAN BE PROVIDED PARTICULARY FOR HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS
Last Updated
18/02/2021

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

WE ARE CURRENTLY  [JAN 30 21] OPERATING A  SPECIAL SERVICE FOR PATIENTS/PASSENGERS NEEDING TO ATTEND A CLINIC OR CENTRE TO HAVE A COVID19 JAB

THERE IS NO CHARGE OR FARE FOR THIS SERVICE WHICH HAS BEEN PART FUNDED BY SUFFOLK FOUNDATION.  DONATIONS ARE INVITED  WE CAN MANAGE GROUPS OF UP TO 8 PASSENGERS 

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