People to Places provide range of transport services for people of any age who require assistance with transport because of limited mobility caused by disability or infirmity.
People to Places started in 1989 with 2 minibuses, and has since grown to a fleet of 16 minibuses. All the minibuses are specially adapted to cater for most types of physical disability and are accessible to people in wheelchairs.
The experienced staff and volunteers at People to Places are DBS checked and MiDAS trained, able to assist you to and from your front door.
People to Places operate a Dial-a-Ride service for residents of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. Dial-a-ride is a membership based service open to residents of the Royal Borough who are unable to use conventional public transport.
The Dial-a-Ride service has been supplemented by the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead’s Travel Assisted Payments Scheme (TAPS) which provides support transport for qualifying users.
People to Places provide home to school services for some of the pupils within the Borough for whom accessing school would otherwise be difficult
People to Places offer MiDAS and PAT training courses for drivers and/or Passenger Transport Assistants from local schools, charities or other organisations.
To access the Dial-a-Ride transport service the user must become a member of People to Places. Members pay an annual membership fee and then pay for transport on a ‘trip by trip’ basis at a subsidised rate. Members must be:-
• A resident within the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
• Unable to use conventional public transport due to a disability or illness
The Dial-a-Ride service operates daily and trips need to be booked in advance. We always endeavour to accommodate bookings but this cannot be guaranteed particularly if the request is made less than a week in advance.
All trips must either begin or end in the Borough but we can transport a member to a local destination or further afield.
A carer or an assistance dog accompanying a member will travel free of charge.
Evening and weekend bookings can be accepted but as these bookings are usually undertaken by volunteer drivers it is appreciated if as much notice as possible is given to arrange these journeys.
The Travel Assistance Payments Scheme (TAPS) provides a member with a personal ‘travel pot’ of £100 with People to Places which must be used within a 12 month period and is not transferable.
The scheme is intended for permanent residents of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead who are unable to use conventional public transport because of their disability and who do not drive.
Applicants must be a resident within the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and demonstrate they meet one or more of the following criteria:
• Registered blind or partially sighted.
• Have a permanent and substantial disability, which means you are unable to walk or have considerable difficulty in walking.
• Have a learning disability.
• Are ineligible to drive a motor vehicle on the grounds of physical fitness, except where this is due to persistent misuse of drugs or alcohol.