RVS East Lothian is dependent on volunteers and is run locally from the Haddington based office.
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It provides transport to and from medical and hospital appointments, as well as other necessary or life-enriching outings. It can be a one-off journey or a regular booking. Volunteers, who are registered and PVG checked, use their own cars.
It is important that the person using any of these services is able to get in and out of a car with only very limited help, or if using a wheelchair, can transfer themselves to the chair.
FREE Transport to GP Appointments
If you are registered with an East Lothian GP and are over 50 and have limited mobility, your GP practice can arrange with the RVS for free transport to your GP or nurse appointments at your local surgery.
Please ask the receptionist to arrange your transport when you book your appointment. The RVS will then contact you to confirm the booking.
RVS volunteer drivers also provide transport to other destinations including hospitals in Edinburgh or further afield. You need to be over 65 and resident in East Lothian.
There is a charge for this service based on the distance involved. Please ask for an estimate on booking.
You will be invoiced for your journey/s the month following and can pay by cheque, postal order or cash delivered into the Haddington office
RVS are keen to invite new volunteer drivers. Drivers will be PVG checked and use their own cars. Please contact RVS.
Contact RVS East Lothian:
Telephone: 01875 811 011
Address: 37 Sidegate, Haddington, East Lothian EH41 4BU
Helping Go is a Social Enterprise supporting Volunteer Car Schemes.