Rampton Car Care

How To Book A Trip

Call us on 01954 204481.  We are happy to help with medical trips i.e. hospital, medical, dental and optical appointments. We are unable to help with any other trips such as social or shopping trips.  Trips can be booked weeks in advance, but please try to give four working days notice of the trip. In exceptional circumstances, we will try to arrange a trip at shorter notice but there is a risk we will be unable to find a driver.  An additional passenger can usually be included at no extra charge.

One of our co-ordinators will ask for the following details:

  • Name
  • Telephone number (mobile & home)
  • Your address
  • Destination (including postcode if you know it)
  • Pick-up and return times
  • Purpose of the trip. Trips are available for medical, dental and optical appointments. We are unable to help with social or shopping trips.
  • Information that may be needed in case of emergency
  • Any special needs such as requiring help getting to and from the car, stowing of mobility aids. Please tell our co-ordinator if you want to take a walker or folding wheelchair with you. We regret we are unable to accommodate motorised wheelchairs or buggies.

How much does it cost?

Trips are charged at 30p per mile with a minimum charge of £3.00.

Trips to Addenbrooke's, the Rosie or the Royal Papworth hospitals are capped at £8.00. 

If a visit is estimated to be over three hours then two round trips may be required at double cost.

From 1st October 2023, the third and any subsequent trips in a quarter (Oct-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun, Jul-Sept) will be free of charge as expenses for volunteer drivers will be covered by the Rampton ’77 Committee via the CarCare co-ordinators. From 1st January 2024 all passenger costs for CarCare journeys will be funded by the '77 Committee.

Would you like to volunteer?

We are always happy to welcome new drivers to the Scheme.
* Do you have a car?
* Do you have a clean driving licence?
* Are you interested in helping your community?
If so, please consider becoming one of our drivers. You would be reimbursed 45p a mile.
You can do as many or as few trips as you want to.  If a request to take a trip is not convenient, you simply decline it.
Our drivers enjoy their work and passengers are invariably highly appreciative. For many people we are a lifeline.
All our drivers have an enhanced DBS check carried out via Cambridgeshire County Council and must have adequate car insurance that covers them for voluntary work such as this. There should be no additional cost for this.

Joining is easy and formalities are kept to a minimum.  If you would like to become a volunteer driver please call 01954 204481 for details

We are also looking for new CarCare co-ordinators. If you would like to help with this please call 01954 204481 for details.

How it works – a typical booking

  • Passenger telephones our Coordinators
  • We record the trip, taking the necessary details
  • The Coordinators seek an appropriate volunteer driver
  • When a driver is found, the Coordinators provide all relevant details to the driver
  • The driver arrives for the passenger at the appointed time, confirms the destination and return pick-up time
  • The passenger is taken to the destination and returned home at the agreed time
  • The passenger pays the driver.