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Dial a Ride Services

Dial a Ride transport

North East Equality & Diversity (NEED) Ltd is a charity based in Alnwick catering for people with a range of disabilities and those living in rural isolation. They operate across the North East and Border regions.

NEED Ltd owns a fleet of minibuses and other accessible vehicles and is currently offer Dial a Ride services from 5 locations, including:

Whittingham-Powburn-Alnwick

On a Tuesday we operate the Whittingham via Powburn into Alnwick Dial a Ride. The fare is £6.00 return and there are also concessionary fares. First pickup is at 10am and the return is from Alnwick at 1:30pm.

To book a seat, you need to call the office by midday on Monday, and and you will be added to the transport.

Wooler-Powburn-Alnwick

On a Thursday this service starts in Wooler and makes its way into Alnwick via the A697, stopping at Powburn on the way. It starts at 10:30am in Wooler and returns from Alnwick at 1:30pm.

To book a seat, you need to call the office by midday on Wednesday, and you will be added to the transport.

How does it work?

In order to use these services, you must be a member of the NEED Ltd charitable organisation. This costs £1.25 per month.  

To book a ride or make an enquiry

Phone: 01665 605 780

Further information

As well as the Dial a Ride services, NEED Ltd also provides 5-days-a-week patient transport through a GP Scheme and a 5-days-a-week Genix Dental Service, transporting you to and from your dental appointment. All available services are listed in the Services Leaflet which you can download below.

Contact details

Phone: 01665 605780

Email: administration@needltd.co.uk

Website: www.needltd.co.uk

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