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Our Philosophy

We aim to provide dignity and independence to people with mobility issues within the Royal Borough, striving towards parity between the able and disabled.

We are driven by the fundamental aim to tackle social isolation and loneliness, by providing people with the means to participate in their local community. We maintain a range of services that help people continue with their day to day activities through our community transport and Shopmobility services. We also offer people the opportunity to become a member of People to Places, joining a group which organises many trips and events throughout the year.

Rev. Peter Hudson and local MP Theresa May celebrating 25 years of People to Places
Rev. Peter Hudson and local MP Theresa May celebrating 25 years of People to Places

Our Supporters

As a charity, People to Places is very grateful for the support it gets from its many friends in the local community, particularly from organisations such as the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, the Louis Baylis Charitable Trust, Seiko U.K. Ltd.

People to Places is a proud member of the Community Transport Association and National Federation of Shopmobility.

Our Story

  • 1988 - The Rev Peter Hudson, the Methodist minister in Maidenhead, was the inspiration an driving force behind a campaign to engage the local community in a project to both raise money and to give practical help to form the transport service for people with restricted mobility in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
  • 1989 - The service commenced with two second hand mini buses, two paid drivers and one office employee.  The organisation registered with the Charity Commission in its first year and from the outset, volunteers – both in the office and as Drivers – were essential.
  • 1990 - The first new mini bus was delivered provided by Windsor Round Table.
  • 1994 - A special celebration was held to recognise the first five years of the charity and we were honoured by the presence of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh.  A presentation was made to The Rev Peter Hudson in recognition of the role he played in the establishment of the service.
  • 2002 - The organisation was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee and re-registered with the Charity Commission.
  • 2007 - Seiko UK became a major supporter to the organisation by hosting People to Places at its headquarters.
  • 2010 - People to Places commenced the delivery of the Shopmobility service across the Royal Borough.
  • 2012 - People to Places commence the W1 West Windsor Shuttle, a community bus service serving Dedworth and West Windsor.  We provide transport for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and help over 3,000 mobility restricted spectators to Eton Dorney to watch events.  Shopmobility in Windsor moves to a new location in Windsor Coach Park.