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Our mission at the Windsor Voluntary Car Service is to provide caring, accompanied, private-car transport for residents in Windsor whose limited mobility precludes them from using Taxis, Buses or Trains.

WVCS was inaugurated in 1999 and has proven to be a highly valued service within the Borough.  Benefits to our clients are directly measurable, as having driven them to and from their destination in safety and comfort, their warm appreciation gives us that vital indicator that a quality service has been delivered.

We operate out of an office close to Windsor town centre. The office is manned by an Administrator, and at any one time we have a pool of around twelve volunteer drivers who donate anything from an hour, to fifteen hours of their time a week providing private-car transport for our clients.

Our service is open to residents living in the SL4 postcode catchment. Most journeys are within the Windsor area, or to destinations within a ten mile radius around Windsor, such as Wexham Park Hospital in Slough, Heatherwood Hospital in Ascot, and St Marks Hospital in Maidenhead. Fulfilling requests for transportation to more distant places is dependant on having drivers available who will undertake longer journeys.

We are a small organisation and have limited driver resource, and can only take on clients who fully conform to our eligibility criteria. We operate the service efficiently and economically to ensure our limited financial resources are properly utilised. To save administration costs, we use a tiered flat-rate charging system and also take payments directly from clients at the journey conclusion rather than waste money on invoicing.

Importantly, we are NOT a cut-price taxi service, and will not accept clients solely on the basis of their reduced financial means.