Welcome to Tower Hamlets Community Transport (THCT)
Our aim is to combat social exclusion and increase independence and well being through the provision of accessible, safe and affordable transport.
Group Vehicle Use
Member organisations have access to our fleet of twenty minibuses. The majority of these are fitted with tail lifts and low steps.
To book please email: Reception@thct.org.uk
See the current PRICES.
Download the membership form Membership Application Form 2014-2015
Connecting Poplar People Transport Club
The Connecting Poplar People Transport Club aims to help residents of Poplar who have difficulty getting out by putting them in touch with volunteer drivers and escorts in their community and accessible minibuses. With our help participants will choose a range of trips, either ‘day out’ type excursions or door to door transport to local activities
If you know someone who is isolated and would benefit from this opportunity then we’d love to hear from you.
To find out more talk to:
Jayne at The Cabin Tel: 020 3069 7401
Joanne at the Linc Centre: 020 7538 5748
Dyane at Burcham Street Community Centre: 07947798685
Dave at THCT: Dave.Ahlquist@thct.org.uk
Would you like to help your community as well as learning professional driving and escort skills that can lead to employment?
The Connecting Poplar People Transport Club is looking for people who will volunteer as minibus drivers and escorts to take groups of residents on local trips and longer excursions.
THCT will provide FREE Accessible Minibus Driver Awareness Training normally worth at least £100. Escorts can access our Passenger Assistant Training. You also get expenses for travel and food when you volunteer. All that we ask is that you volunteer at least two days as a driver or escort over the next year (although we think you’ll find it so rewarding you’ll want to do more!)
The MIDAS training in itself a nationally recognised qualification which can open up employment opportunities and we can provide links to further training and support. Participants need to be 21 or over and have had a driving licence for two years.
Read on for more details of our training.
Competitively priced (and with discounts for members and low income groups), our courses are designed to improve the quality of your services and the safety of your passengers.
|Dec 2nd 2015 (Weds)||MIDAS (including accessibility module) A national recognised certificate, required standard to drive for Community Transport, designed to enhance minibus driving standards and promote their safe operation (note this date has now been re-designated to MIDAS rather than PATS. See below for the next PATS Course)|
|Jan 11th 2016 (Mon)||Emergency First Aid at Work Emergency First Aid at Work Gain skills and confidence to enable you to spot dangers, prevent situations becoming major issues, even save a life.|
|Jan 12th 2016 (Tues)||MIDAS (including accessibility module)|
|Feb 12th 2016 (Fri)||MIDAS (including accessibility module)|
|2/3rd March 2016 (Weds/ Thurs)||Passenger Assistant Training (Modules: A; B1; B2 & C2) Improve passenger safety by providing skills and information on Legal, practical and safety issues for PA’s to understand and meet the needs of their passengers.|
|March 18th 2016 (Friday)||MIDAS (including accessibility module)|
More details HERE.
Download booking form: Training course application form
If you own your own accessible vehicle(s) we can provide a comprehensive fleet management package whereby we take the responsibility of operating the vehicle (maintenance, insurance and operators permit etc). You may even be able to earn income through offering ‘down time’ to other users. Give us a ring if you are interested 0207 9876447 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have fully equipped workshop and vehicle lift along with qualified and experienced mechanics. We offer a full maintenance service for our fleet and others. Call to discuss this option 0207 9876447 or email: email@example.com
Advice and information
We are able to advise organisations on transport related matters including vehicle purchase.
We have a fully equipped training/ meeting room available to hire.
Tower Hamlets Community Transport
25-27 Newell Street, Limehouse, London, E14 7HP