There are fourteen Community or Voluntary Car Schemes in Powys based in Llanfyllin, Welshpool, Machynlleth, Newtown, Llanidloes, Rhayader, Knighton, Presteigne, Llandrindod Wells, Builth Wells, Llanwrtyd Wells, Hay-on-Wye, Crickhowell and Ystradgynlais.
Seven of the Community Car Schemes are run through the local Community Support agencies or Volunteer Bureaux and are managed by the management committees of those agencies. The Schemes recruit volunteer drivers who use their own car to provide door-to-door transport. The Schemes are open to people who do not have reasonable access to other forms of transport. In Powys the priority for transport is for health appointments, but also includes journeys that meet everyday needs.
The drivers are paid expenses to cover the mileage they incur up to 45p per mile. Users are asked to meet some or all of the costs, but additional funding is needed to meet the full costs of operating the service.
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