Optio Voluntary Car Service is a membership scheme for the elderly and frail which operates with volunteer drivers using their own vehicles to take passengers to pre-booked destinations. These are often for medical appointments but can also be for other reasons.
Annual membership is £35 per person or £50 per household couple. Renewable annually on 1st September.
- There is a mileage charge of 45p per mile, paid directly to the volunteer driver, who will provide you with a receipt for the cost of the trip A minimum charge of £3.00 per trip (e.g. journey under 6 miles)
- Mileage costs are calculated from the driver’s home and return.
- Accompanying carers do not pay membership fees.
Visit website www.communityactionisleofwight.org.uk
The MS Society IOW will fund the membership fee for anyone living with MS on the island, leaving the individual to fund the mileage charges. If interested, please contact our Lead Support Volunteer.