If you have limited mobility, can’t manage the buses or don’t have a bus service or a stop near you, but need to get to:

  • day centre
  • leisure venue
  • the shops

then you could be eligible to use our Newbury and Thatcham Handybus Service. 

The Newbury Volunteer Driver and Car Schemes provide transportation for people who find it difficult to use public transport to get to appointments of all kinds. 

Newbury Shopmobility provides a scheme which can provide you with the loan of a wheelchair or electric scooter to enable you to do your shopping or use other facilities in the town centre. 

Whether it is a trip in the village to the Lambourn surgery or a longer drive to a hospital appointment in Swindon, Oxford or Newbury our friendly volunteers will pick you up from your house and take you to your appointment and drive you back afterwards. 


There are 14 volunteer-run Community Transport groups in West Berkshire, providing travel assistance to people who are unable to access other forms of transport for different reasons.

If you have transport difficulties, or if you’re able to volunteer some of your time driving a car, minibus or even answering calls, we would like to hear from you.


From transport to counselling or financial help we offer a variety of help and support

The Downland Volunteer Group (DVG) was founded in 1986 and operated from an old scout hut in Compton. Today we have more comfortable surroundings, being situated in a small office within the Doctor’s surgery, in Compton High Street. 

We were set up to help people who are “elderly, sick or disabled, or anyone of any age who are otherwise in need”.

We are a registered company and registered charity and are run solely by volunteers.


In return for a donation towards our costs, we are able to help with transport to hospitals, doctors’ surgeries, opticians, dentists, and even shopping.

We also own a Handybus that does regular shopping trips, outings etc.

If you live outside of Newbury there are other schemes supporting your area. 

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