Read about available City of Marion Community Transport options.
This article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 51 - April 2016.
Sue Nash is one of more than 260 local residents who are living independently at home thanks to the City of Marion’s Community Bus service.
Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis nine years ago, Sue is confined to a wheelchair but still manages to do her own shopping.
The former social worker said she understands the value of living independently.
“I use the Community Bus to do my shopping at Westfield once a week,” Ms Nash said.
“It’s a fabulous service that drops me to my door and means I don’t have to carry bags which is difficult on public transport.
“I can do my shopping myself, in my time, without having to be dependent on other people.”
The Community Bus takes people who have difficulty accessing public transport and do not have access to a private vehicle to libraries, neighbourhood centres and senior citizens clubs.
The bus made 14,420 door-to-door trips last year. Trips cost $2 each way.
The service is funded by the City of Marion and supported by volunteers.
To find out if you are eligible for the Community Bus, call the City of Marion on 8375 6600.
Your other transport options
There are a range of other community transport services available to connect City of Marion residents with services and facilities.
Neighbourhood Centre Transport is a Commonwealth Government funded taxi service for residents who are unable to use the Community Bus.
The service takes people to activities at all four of the City of Marion’s neighbourhood centres.
The Inner Southern Metro Community Passenger Network is a one-on-one service for transport disadvantaged residents needing to travel to destinations outside the City of Marion, including the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Central Market and Rundle Mall.
Eligible clients are provided with a funded taxi service.
The City of Marion is currently seeking volunteer drivers to deliver the service.
The network is also available to residents of the cities of Holdfast Bay and Mitcham. It is jointly funded through Commonwealth and State Government grants.
Social Support is a volunteer assisted service that transports clients to and from medical appointments, activities, shopping and social outings.
Volunteers also visit people who are isolated and housebound to provide company, emotional support and to help them complete non-legal forms and letters.
Some services require a referral from My Aged Care.
- Find out more about the Community Transport options.
City Limits Magazine
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