VASL Car Scheme

VASL Car Scheme

Our VASL Car Scheme provides transport for elderly, disabled or rurally isolated people who can’t use, or have no access to public transport.
We were severely affected by the pandemic, but from 12th April 2021 we have been able to offer some long distance health related journeys and trips for vaccinations. We are able to offer more journeys as more of our drivers receive their second vaccinations and return to volunteering.

We have made some changes to make sure that we are covid secure including wearing a mask in the car.

Members of the Car Scheme should contact us on our usual number 01858 468499, if you have a medical appointment which is out of town.

If you don’t have a car of your own or have difficulty using public transport, the scheme could help you get to places such as the health centre, dentist, hairdressers, hospital appointments, the leisure centre or somewhere you’d like to visit. To use the car scheme you will need to register with us. You can do this by calling us on 01858 468 499, by
emailing transport@vasl.org.uk or filling out a registration form.

  • We have a bank of volunteer drivers who use their own cars for these journeys. Please give us at least 5 working days’ notice before you’d like to travel, and we’ll do our best to arrange it. We can’t always guarantee a volunteer will be available so the more notice you give us, the better (up to 3 weeks in advance).
  • If you’d like to bring an escort or have any special equipment such as a folding walking frame or wheelchair, please let us know when you book your journey.
  • We’ll ask you for a contribution towards your driver’s fuel expenses and will confirm the charge for your journey when you book, so you know exactly how much you’ll need to pay.
  • See what the service meant to one of our clients – Roy
  • Our trips and excursions are still on hold – click here to see the range we have offered in the past.
  • Our regular drop ins in Market Harborough town centre are on hold for now. See Events for when we will return.
  • To see our activities during the last year look at this page

Contact VASL Car Scheme

Telephone 01858 468 499
Email: transport@vasl.org.uk
Address: VASL Car Scheme, VASL, Torch House, Torch Way, Market Harborough, LE16 9HL

Office hours are 9.00am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday