SWF Community Care (Transport)



SWF Community Care is a local charity which provides a door-to-door service to take South Woodham Ferrers residents, who have difficulty arranging their own transport, to medical appointments normally within Basildon, Chelmsford, Braintree, Southend and Maldon areas – including the Crouch Vale Medical Centre.

Transport is provided by pool of volunteer drivers.


How it works: The patient or their carer calls the Community Care Co-Ordinator:

SANDRA : 01245 321180


Please give as much notice as possible. A Message can be left if no one is available to answer the call.

· Co-ordinator arranges a driver from the pool and rings the patient to advise of the driver’s name and confirm pick up time.

· On the day – the driver takes the patient to the appointment and waits for them, before taking them back home. Patient is requested to put a voluntary contribution in an envelope and gives it to the driver.

· There are suggested contribution rates (depending on the distance of the appointment), but it is entirely on what the patient can afford.

· The volunteer drivers are reimbursed for petrol expenses at the end of each month.

· If you require further information, please contact Sandra on the number above.


This information has been supplied about this service for patients by Govani Chemist.

A Local Chemist is of immense help to the community, Use it or Loose it.

Govani Chemist

14 Queen Elizabeth Square

South Woodham Ferrers

Chelmsford, Essex. CM3 5TD

Tel: 01245 321910