An Introduction to The Voluntary
The Voluntary Network operates a number
of community projects in the Forest Heath
and neighbouring East Cambs. area. You can
find details of some on their services
Dial a Ride Service
a Ride offers affordable and accessible door
to door service for those who find it
difficult to use public transport.
The service is available across Forest Heath
and the neighbouring area of East Cambs. All
our vehicles are fully wheelchair
We can assist you to travel to the shops,
medical appointments, visit family/friends,
attend the Day Centre and much more.
The service operates Monday to Friday and
you will need to become a member in order to
make use of us. If you would like any
further information please call 01638
Wheels within Wheels Service
A smaller wheelchair accessible vehicle;
available for hire to those who otherwise
find it difficult to use public transport.
Vehicle is charged at 30p per mile to
Suffolk residents. We have some volunteers
who, subject to availability will drive the
vehicle. Alternatively you may wish to
nominate your own driver, we will need to
provide us with a copy of their driving
licence and there will be a brief induction.
If you would like further information then
please call 01638 608022.
Community Car Service:
Volunteer drivers help to take passengers
further afield, e.g. hospital appointments,
visit relatives or attend social groups.
Please call 01638 608049 for further
Heath Volunteer Centre:
We work to promote volunteering in the
Forest Heath area.
We recruit, match and place volunteers with
a wide range of local voluntary
organisations. All our opportunities are
give us a call to arrange to visit us.
We also provide support to local voluntary
groups; we can offer advice and signpost to
a wealth of information/support. We would
also be delighted to speak to you about your
Please call 01638 608048 to hear more
about volunteering in your area.
Volunteers offer support to the more
vulnerable members of our community, just an
informal chat can make a real difference to
those who are housebound. If you would like
to get involved or know someone who would
benefit from the service then please call
Address: The Old Courts, 147 All
Saints Road, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 8HH
Visit The Voluntary Network's website for
more information at: