OWLS Community Car Scheme provides a valuable and much needed service to those people living in Over, Willingham, Longstanton and Swavesey who need to attend medical appointments or make some social journeys, but are unable to access other means of transport.
We have seen a year on year increase in people using OWLS and are now undertaking about 90 journeys a month. We have a great team of drivers but have recently lost a few due to personal circumstances and with more elderly people accessing the service in winter months we are very keen to recruit additional volunteer drivers.
Drivers use their own cars and receive 45p a mile (30p from client +15p from C.C.C). Additional insurance cover is provided by Cambridgeshire County Council. Volunteers also have to undergo a DBS (formerly CRB) check.
So can you help maintain this very important Community service?
PLEASE ring the scheme’s mobile number: 07505 254363 for an informal chat, without commitment.