Accessible and community transport

Dial-a-Ride

A door-to-door service for people who find using public transport challenging because of a disability, which may be hidden. Dial-a-Ride vehicles are specially adapted to help less able passengers, and all have lift platforms to assist those travelling in wheelchairs.

Operating across Adur and Worthing, the Dial-a-Ride service can be used to get to an appointment, visit a friend or relative or go shopping. Carers are also able to accompany passengers. Journeys to destinations beyond Adur and Worthing are also available, on request.

For more information or to book a service (all bookings need to be made at least 24 hours in advance) see:

Royal Voluntary Service

Royal Voluntary Service community transport helps older people who are less mobile, perhaps because they don't own a car or have access to public transport, get out and about more independently. Volunteer drivers can take passengers to appointments, shops or to local social events. 

For more information please see:

Worthing Shopmobility

Offering affordable hire of a range of mobility scooters and wheelchairs to anyone with a mobility problem. 

For more information please see:

For details of other community transport providers, please see:

Wheelchair accessible taxis

Adur & Worthing Councils' taxi fleet currently includes 29 wheelchair accessible hackney carriage and private hire vehicles. All new hackney carriage licences issued must be for wheelchair accessible vehicles.

Some larger electric wheelchairs can be difficult to safely secure in standard vehicles, and in these cases specialised transportation may be required.

The following companies are all able to provide wheelchair accessible vehicles:

Adur:

  • T-Link: 01273 59 59 59
  • Arrow Private Hire: 01903 21 21 21

Worthing:

  • Wortax: 01903 230  302
  • Arrow Private Hire: 01903 21 21 21

See also: Taxis - Hackney Carriages and Private Hire Vehicles

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Page last updated: 12 April 2021