Newton Abbot Community Transport Association is a local charity that has been providing accessible, affordable transport and services for our local community, supporting increased mobility, social contact and independence since 1991.
We’re based in the heart of Newton Abbot, close to car parks and public buses.
Anyone needing help to get around Newton Abbot can hire a Shopmobility wheelchair, scooter or walker for shopping, sight-seeing, health appointments or meeting friends. Users need to register and, after training, are covered by insurance. People with temporary mobility difficulty or registered disabled, local or visitor, may use Shopmobility. We can deliver scooters or wheelchairs to Newton Abbot Railway Station or Bus Terminus, upon request. Portable scooters, wheelchairs and walkers are available to hire for holidays or days out. We also supply scooters at local shows and events.
Local people unable to use scheduled bus services, perhaps due to mobility difficulty, age, lack of service or cost, may be eligible to use Ring & Ride wheelchair friendly minibuses to get into and around Newton Abbot. Ring & Ride covers areas such as Abbotskerswell, Broadhempston, Ashburton, Bovey Tracey, Buckfast, Buckfastleigh, Chudleigh, Denbury, Ipplepen, Ogwell, Kingskerswell, Kingsteignton, as well as Newton Abbot. Drivers pick up from the nearest safe point to passengers’ homes, drop off at various places in Newton Abbot, including supermarkets and Shopmobility, and then return after about two hours. Drivers offer help on and off buses and assist with shopping bags, trolleys, walkers and pushchairs, if asked.
Volunteer driven Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles and Community Cars support local people needing additional help with transport around the area to doctors, dentists, hospitals, exercise classes and similar appointments. Volunteer drivers will pick up from the nearest safe point to passengers’ homes and, upon request, provide assistance to and into the vehicle. Drivers will offer help to the appointment venue and the same on the return journey.
Accessible Community Transport minibuses are available for hire by eligible local community groups. Our day trips and outings around Devon are popular, with varied schedules issued month by month. Door to door transport is provided to accessible venues, local garden centres, tourist attractions, seaside towns and Dartmoor.
Public Bus Service 672 Buckland in the Moor – Newton Abbot via Widecombe and Holne. A wheelchair accessible minibus with a tail-lift covers this route and concessionary bus passes are valid.
Aids to Daily Living, from walking stick stoppers to wheelchairs, are available and NACTA is a NHS/DCC recommender provider of prescription equipment.
New volunteers are always welcome and opportunities include driving, reception, administration, fundraising and trusteeship.
Newton Abbot Community Transport receives a limited amount of local authority grants so is constantly fund-raising and seeking sponsorship in order to continue to provide essential services for local people
Newton Abbot Community Transport is based in the heart of Newton Abbot, close to car parks and public buses
Newton Abbot Community Transport’s Registered Charity Number is 1124719
1. Shopmobility wheelchair and scooter provision
2. Ring & Ride door to door wheelchair friendly minibuses
3. Wheelchair accessible & community cars to health
4. Community minibuses for eligible local organisations
5. Public bus services
6. Aids to daily living equipment sales and advice
7. Volunteer opportunities for driving, admin., fundraising