South East Volunteers’ Transport service has been running for over 30 years and was started to meet the needs of the local community of the City of Monash, as residents lack or lose their ability to drive. Our low cost transport service is still in constant demand, and growing. We do not want you to feel trapped in your own home.
Our service is popular because our drivers and other volunteers are caring people who will help you and walk you to the door if needed. We will run a check if you are not answering the door as we take our duty of care seriously.
Our transport service is available Monday to Friday for appointments mainly between 9.30 and 3pm and there is a small fee, depending on your pension status and distance travelled.
All our volunteer drivers are tested every 3 years, are police checked, reference checked and mentored in how to best assist our clients, as well as attending volunteer training sessions.
Our aim is to enable you to improve your physical and mental health and development so volunteer Transport may be booked for allied medical and social club appointments, including:
- Blood tests
- Exercise classes
- Visiting a partner or family member in hospital or residential care
- Senior Citizens clubs
- Church groups
- Educational classes
- Day Centre activities
To use our program you need to be a person 65 years of age or over, or have a disability and do not have transport already included in your NDIS package
You must be a resident of the City of Monash in Melbourne and live:
- at home or
- in an independent living unit or
- in a serviced apartment that you own or
- Supported residential service
You must be able to independently:
- get in and out of a car, without being lifted (we will provide balance support)
Also, if you are aged 65 years or over, you must first be registered through My Aged Care*, to be referred to our service. Please advise your assessor that you would like to be referred to South East Volunteers’ Transport service.
To register for My Aged Care, please phone 1800 200 422 or go to the website www.myagedcare.gov.au
Our Transport Service is funded by the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and the Home and Community Care (HACC) services which aim to keep you living at home as independently as possible, and feeling connected to your community. Together we help you to achieve your goals and maintain your independence.
Please call us at South East Volunteers on 9590 5700 or Contact Us if you need more information.
*This does not apply if you are under 65