CARYS the caddy and Billy the driver are always ready to take our Dial A Ride members out and about in Rhayader!
- The shops & post office
- Wednesday Lunch Club
- Social Clubs and Groups
- Surgery or Dentist
- Community Nursery
- Under 5’s and Cylch Meithrin early years settings
- In fact anywhere in Rhayader and surrounding areas!
Membership is available to any resident in Rhayader and the postcode of LD6 who has an unmet need for local transport. Members pay a yearly subscription (£22 in 2019) and a “fares” fee per trip, currently £3.25 a round trip for those living within 3 miles of the centre of Rhayader and 45p a mile for further afield. CARYS can take wheelchair users.
This scheme mainly provides transport for hospital and other health-care appointments. Other journeys (shopping/visiting etc) may be provided at our discretion. Transport is available to residents living in Rhayader and the postcode of LD6,
Journeys may be of any distance, at any time of the day, evening or weekends.
It is for people do not qualify for non-emergency patient transport (NEPT), who cannot drive themselves, or do not have family or friends who are able to drive them to their appointment.
We also have a contract with the Wales Ambulance Service for patients eligible for NEPT to hospital appointments including dialysis and cancer care. This service extends to the postcode of LD1
We have a fantastic team of Volunteer Drivers making sure passengers travel comfortably and arrive safely.
As well as supporting our Dial A Ride journeys, our 16 seater minibus ARCHIE takes members on day and trips throughout the year. Popular destinations include Hereford, Aberaeron, Ebbw Vale, and Carmarthen. Passengers are picked up from home in the mornings, and returned safely to their doors once back in town. He also goes goes on afternoon tea trips to Llandrindod lake, Elan Valley, local gardern centres and wherever you want to go.....
ARCHIE is available to hire to all non-profit making & voluntary organisations based in Rhayader & District. An annual membership fee and mileage cost enables groups to access out-of-town destinations – our minibus is Rhayader’s Community Bus!