Trans-Vol (Voluntary Community Transport Project) provides accessible transport for people with impairments in Thurrock - either in the form of an accessible minibus or a volunteer driver using their own car.
For information regarding registration and membership please contact:
Mr David Mehegan
Essex, RM17 5DX
Telephone: 08452 410399
The booking office is open from: 9.30am until 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
Thurrock Council are currently renewing and implementing new bus boarders in Thurrock to accommodate low floor buses.
This new initiative is ongoing in the borough and will be budgeted for on a yearly basis.
Thurrock Council hope that the new bus boarders coupled with low floor buses will increase accessibility for passengers that have in the past found it difficult to travel by public transport.
You can also check our Public Transport Timetables web page for related information.
The Forum of Mobility Centres offer professional, high quality information, advice and assessment to individuals who have a medical condition or are recovering from an accident or injury which may affect their ability to drive, access or enter or leave a motor vehicle.
You can attend whichever centre is the most convenient for you. All Centres offer advice and assessment to people who wish to begin, or return to driving following an illness, injury or accident. They also offer advice with regard to getting in and out of a vehicle and with regard to loading and transporting a wheelchair or a scooter in a motor vehicle.
The following centres can offer more information and advice:
Driving Assessment and Car Mobility Advice Centre
Maidstone Weald PCT
Preston Hall Hospital
Kent, ME20 7NJ
Queen Elizabeth Foundation Mobility Centre
Damson Way Carshalton
Surrey, SM5 4NR
An Access to Work grant is money for practical support to help you do your job. It's for people with a disability, health or mental health condition. One type of assistance it can cover is help with the additional costs of travel to, or in, work if you are unable to use public transport.
Full information is available via the government's Access to Work web pages.
Thurrock Disability Network (TDN) is run by and for disabled people living in Thurrock. TDN campaigns to redress local and national issues affecting the lives of disabled people.
If you are interested in access issues for disabled people, would like to learn more about the Disability Network or perhaps become an active member, please ring 01375 389866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Motability Scheme is the UK's leading car scheme for disabled people. It provides affordable, convenient, trouble-free motoring to almost 400,000 disabled customers and their families. Powered wheelchairs and scooters can also be financed using the Motability Scheme. The Scheme is available to anyone who is receiving the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance, or the War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement.
Customers can transfer their mobility allowance to Motability to lease or purchase a car, powered wheelchair or scooter.
The Scheme is directed and overseen by Motability, a national charity committed to meeting the mobility needs of disabled people. The Charity also provides financial assistance to customers, who would otherwise be unable to afford the mobility solution they need.
To contact by post please write to:
Thurrock Council licenses Hackney Carriages (taxis) and Private Hire Vehicles. This, among other things, ensures that vehicles are roadworthy and that drivers are vetted.
For comments, complaints or to apply for a taxi or private hire licence please contact Thurrock Council Licensing.
There was a short term scheme for wheelchair users supported by ESF (European Social Fund) funding by the EDPA (Essex Disabled Persons Association) which has now ceased due to lack of funds.
There are no current plans for taxi cards in Thurrock.
Private Hire Vehicles don't have roof signs and must be booked in advance. Licensed vehicles carry GREEN plates and door stickers. The fare for a private hire vehicle is not regulated by the Council and should be agreed at the time of booking.
The following licensed Private Hire vehicles are known to be ramp accessible:
Fares for Hackney Carriages are regulated by the Council and are metered. Hackney carriage vehicles carry YELLOW plates and door stickers.
The following licensed Hackney Carriage license holders' vehicles are known to be ramp accessible:
For further information on regulated fares either speak to the operator or Thurrock Council on 01375 652187.
Traveline is a source of updated information easily accessed by telephone or via the web. From 7.00 to 22.00 seven days a week you can call 0871 200 22 33 (calls cost 10p per minute plus network charges).
You will be given three easy options, this will help to put you through to the appropriate agent who will then be able to find your most direct route.
Information found on Traveline also includes national rail and coach information.