Improving access to information and
services across Devon
Community Car Schemes provide essential transport to health and social appointments and DAS works with many schemes across Devon to facilitate meetings and share best practice, case studies and statistics. This work helps the schemes’ long term sustainability and raises the profile of their work across Devon with providers of health and social care.
Researched and written by Tim Lamerton and Jo McDonald, a report into the impact of NHS policies and practices on the ability of patients in Devon to access health appointments. Published in late 2016, the full report can be viewed here 1Community_Car_Schemes_an...
This report responds to the challenges of a changing NHS and offers practical solutions to the problems faced by people who rely on Community Transport to attend health appointments. It includes an update on the activity of Community Car Schemes first seen in the Social Kindness papers.
The full report, “Community Car Schemes, Social Kindness in Action”, can be viewed here Social_Kindness_Devon_Com...
The reports build on work carried out with the three regional car forums. These local reports can be viewed here
If you would like to use any of the information in these reports please contact us and kindly credit Devon Access to Services, a project of NDVS as the source.
If you or anyone you know might be interested in giving a bit of time as a volunteer driver please get in touch with us and we find the closest car scheme to you.
DAS also works to improve access to information by producing an accessible and easy to use online guide to services provided across Devon. A hard copy will be produced to help people who do not have access to the internet.
Public and Community Providers can be found at www.devonservices.org.uk
If you would like to add your service to this listing, please go to the website and click on "Add Service".
DASP also hosts the North Devon and Torridge Disability Access Forum to help raise awareness of issues faced by people with disabilities.