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ABOUT US

Driven helps to provide essential transport solutions for passengers who don’t have access to a car and are unable to travel on public transport.

We remove barriers to social inclusion and support people to get out of their homes and engage in the exciting and stimulating activities provided by some brilliant projects across our communities.

About

Driven is a charitable door to door transport scheme supporting vulnerable and isolated people in the Wigan Borough.

Driven acts as a conduit to connect people with their families, day care provision, other 3rd sector/ community events, medical appointments, shopping trips and leisure activities.

Driven helps to provide essential transport solutions for passengers who don’t have access to a car and are unable to travel on public transport.

Our drivers are happy to wait with people at medical appointments and will accompany passengers on shopping trips.

The passengers contribute to the volunteer’s expenses, covering fuel and running costs and we always try to keep the same driver with the passengers so they can build a friendship together to promote community cohesion.

 

Most of our passengers have additional needs such as mobility issues, learning needs, very low income or mental health problems that prevent them from using our local taxis, Council Transport or Ring and Ride service.

People with mobility issues or additional support needs often find themselves isolated in their own homes and unable to get out and about.

This can impact on their quality of life and can lead to loneliness and isolation, which our services aim to overcome by providing affordable and accessible transport to enable them to participate in leisure and social activities which can improve their health and wellbeing.

Working with our partners and stakeholders we remove barriers to social inclusion and support them to get out of their homes and engage in the exciting and stimulating activities provided by some brilliant projects across our communities.

We also have a minibus available at very reasonable rates, for community groups to use to carry their passengers to activities and outings – please contact us for more details.

Our services benefit 
our passengers
our volunteers
families
the community
 in the Wigan borough.

Volunteers Needed

We are looking to recruit both volunteer drivers with their own cars and also those who can drive our fleet of people carriers and minibuses.  If you have some time to spare and want a hobby that really makes a difference to peoples well-being get in touch now. 

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Our Blog

Latest articles, news and stories from our blog. Providing insight, information and items of interest from inside the world of Driven.

Theresa

92-year-old Lowton resident Teresa has been the primary carer for her 72-year-old daughter Anne who, following a fall lives in a Wigan nursing home. Theresa now lives on her own

Meet Howard

Meet Howard our new driver.  Howard has worked in the care sector for over ten years and had his own painting and decorating business until recently. He has now decided

Reaching Communities

Driven has been awarded £49000 from the Reaching Communities Development Grant Fund. The funding will be used over the next 12 months to explore new income streams, visit and learn
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