Melbourne Community   Care


Community Bus
We run a community bus capable of transporting 14 people, including people in wheelchairs.  The bus is equipped with a lift and is available for hire through the Information Centre.  Regular trips are made to local towns for shopping and within Melbourne for the elderly and disabled. The bus is manned entirely by volunteers. Click here for the latest program of bus trips.

These are available on loan through the Centre. We make no charge for this service but donations are gratefully accepted.

Volunteer Car Service
Currently this provides a service for any reasonable transport need.  Anyone wishing to use this service should ring the Centre. The current charge for this service is 45p per mile to cover the driver's fuel expenses.

Assisted door-to-door Shopping Service
There is a Friday minibus weekly service to Sainsburys supermarket in Melbourne. Escorts are available to assist people with their shopping if required. Further details are available from the office. Also people who are housebound, or their relatives, can call on Community Care to arrange shopping to be purchased from local stores and delivered.  Please call the Centre.

Future Services

A number of services are planned, but if you have an idea or you can see a need, please contact the Community Care Managers, Christine Lee or Alison Thornhill on (01332) 863585

This range of services, both current and planned, depends on two key ingredients; money and manpower.  We receive no money from Local Government or any other source other than the generosity of  the people of Melbourne.  If you would like to donate any amount, large or small, please contact the Treasurer on (01332) 863585, or call at the Centre.
Similarly, the money cannot be sensibly used without volunteers to drive the bus, man the office, run the coffee mornings etc. If you believe you can help as a volunteer in any capacity on a regular or as-needed basis, or you would like to make a donation, please call the Centre.  We would be delighted to hear from you.


Melbourne Community Care is a registered charity: number 516064
Registered office: Unit D Williams Yard, Derby Road, Melbourne, Derbyshire. Tel: 01332 863585