Volunteer Cars (formally known as the Community Car Scheme)
One-to-one transport, available to older or disabled residents of Kensington & Chelsea who can’t access mainstream public transport easily
To book one of our Volunteer Cars, you will need to be a member of Westway CT. Members can book a journey to attend activities and classes, visit friends and family, attend appointments or generally go about their everyday business.
Volunteer Cars are not regular taxi services – the journeys are booked by members and driven by volunteers who use their cars or one of our designated accessible vehicles. Journeys cannot be guaranteed until a volunteer is paired with your booking and willing to drive.
- 2 miles = £2.20
- Up to 7 miles = £3.80
- Between 7 – 12 miles = £7.60
- From 12 – 20 miles = £14.00
- More than 20 miles – you will need to contact the team for an estimated cost
Mileage is calculated by the length of the journey in the vehicle. The driver will note the start and end mileage of every trip which we then enter into our bookings system, and an invoice will be generated and sent out to you at a later date.
Volunteers and Vehicles
The majority of our volunteers use their cars, but we also have a few designated smaller vehicles in our overall fleet. Two of these cars are wheelchair accessible so that we can offer this service to members who cannot transfer from a wheelchair to a car seat.
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Become a Member
Joining is easy, all you have to do is download a Membership Form fill it in and send it to us with your annual membership fee of £12. If you do not have a printer, we can send you one out in the post.
You can send it back to us by post to Westway CT, 240 Acklam Road, W10 5YG or you can email it to us – click here and attach the completed form.
Pay your membership fee by cheque or over the telephone using a credit or debit card.
Once you have joined, you can call 020 8964 1114 weekdays between 1 pm – 4 pm to book. If you reach the answerphone, leave us a message, and we will call you back.
If you have any questions about Volunteer Cars, you can use our Contact Form or give us a call.