Click on video below to see what we do
What We Do
With the increasing decline in local public transport services; we find our volunteer service becoming increasingly more essential. We oversee a network of individuals who are available to transport people to Hospitals, Doctors, Dentists or other general social appointments. We pride ourselves on providing a professional, friendly, etiquette and punctual service to all our clients.
Please note, we can only carry passengers who are self mobile with walking aids, but unfortunately, we are not qualified to carry passengers who are dependent on wheelchair or other specialist support.
We operate in Lydbrook and its surrounding area and travel as far as Bristol, Cheltenham, Birmingham and Oxford hospitals. Our drivers are happy to wait until you are ready to travel back home. A standard mileage charge applies.
There are times when we cannot supply transport in certain areas of the Forest. For this reason we work closely with Bream Voluntary Car Services who provide a medically related transport service. Their contact number is 01594 560257.
To book transport please contact our Transport Co-ordinator, Edna on 01594 544414. You can leave a message on voicemail and Edna will respond as soon as possible.
Our voluntary drivers provide a superb personal service and are all DBS'd
They are available to take you to and from your appointment to Hospital, Doctor, Dentist or Social.
For further information or to obtain any of the services provided please contact our office on 01594 860143
Become A Volunteer
Lydcare is almost totally dependent on the help of all our volunteers without whom we could not begin to provide all our services in the community.
We are always in need of more volunteers to join our team and if you feel you can help in any capacity including; helping at lunch clubs, driving or general admin please contact us on 01594 860143
Forest of Dean Community Transport Partnership
Lydcare is one of four partners forming the Forest of Dean Community Transport Partnership within the Forest of Dean. Other partners are Bream Voluntary Car Service, Lydney Dial a Ride and Newent Dial a Ride.
One of the most important services that we provide is a local community transport service that is run and operated by dedicated volunteers.