The Melksham & District Link

Helping to keep the community mobile

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Our community is at the heart of what we do

What is Link?

Link is a charitable organisation run by volunteers and is part of a countywide Good Neighbours scheme that helps local residents get to medical appointments when they have no other way of getting there. We operate in Melksham and the surrounding areas to help those who need it the most.

Areas we cover

Can Link help you?

If you have a medical appointment, one of our Link volunteer drivers will come and pick you up from home at an appropriate time to get you to your appointment; we will then wait and return you back home.

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Which areas do we cover?

The Melksham Link covers Melksham and the local surrounding areas. These include:

  • Melksham
  • Shaw
  • Whitley
  • Beanacre
  • Forest
  • Bowerhill
  • Atworth
  • Broughton Gifford
  • Lacock
  • Semington

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Can’t see your area on the list?

If you can’t see your area on the list above then check our nearby link schemes section below where we provide contact details and information about other link schemes that may cover where you live.

We have provided their phone numbers and websites where you can find more information about them. However, if you are unsure who to call then please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do all we can to help you.
Nearby schemes

Nearby Link Schemes

Corsham Link

A telephone icon  07784 887105

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Trowbridge Link

A telephone icon  07969 347042

Website

Calne Link

A telephone icon  07715 587604

Website

Westbury Link

A telephone icon 01373 859669

Website

Chippenham Link

A telephone icon  07769 110761

Website

Devizes Link

A telephone icon  01380 721775

Website

Seend Link

A telephone icon 07532 055560

Website

Melksham Link

A telephone icon 07979 129052

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How can you help Melksham Link?

By giving a little bit of your spare time to help out will make such a great impact on those who need it. If you can help out in any way possible it would be very much appreciated. Please get in touch with us if you think you could give a little time.

Melksham Link needs volunteers.

Melksham and District Link need volunteer drivers.

No regular commitment is required. The role is very flexible, and it is up to the individual how little or how much they do. 45p per mile is paid towards petrol etc.

The role is vital and rewarding. If you’re interested in joining a friendly, enthusiastic group of volunteers and would like to help others please get in contact for a chat and more information.

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Free Time

Do you have some free time to help out with driving for the Melksham link?

Training Provided

Full training for your role will be provided and you will be provided with ongoing support.

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Transportation

Do you have a car which ideally has 4 or 5 doors that you could use to help out?

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Flexible

The role is flexible and you need only commit as much time as you’re able to.

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Fuel Reimbursed

You will be reimbursed 45p per mile towards fuel for using your own vehicle.

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Rewarding

The role is vital and rewarding. You will be making a difference in the community.

We are a charity run entirely by volunteers

Link is a charitable organisation run by volunteers and is part of a countywide Good Neighbours scheme that helps local residents get to medical appointments when they have no other way of getting there.

Can you donate to a good cause?

Our drivers are reimbursed with a fuel allowance to cover the cost of using their own vehicles; we use the non-taxable rate set by the government which is currently 45p per mile.

If you are in receipt of certain benefits, you may be able to claim some or all of your travel costs from the hospital you are attending? Called the “Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme” information is available on the NHS website.

Many clients will ask how much should I give? Clients can give what they can afford or deem a satisfactory amount. For more guidance please contact the link coordinator or fill out the contact form below.

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Get in touch

If you need to get in touch with us please call us on the number below or fill out our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

a phone icon  07979 129052