Hello and welcome to the website of Manor Community Transport.
Have a browse to find out more about Manor Community Transport, the areas we cover and how you can get involved with us.
Manor Community Transport is a community organisation and registered C.I.O. operating in the Manor estate and surrounding areas of Sheffield offering support and specialised transport to disadvantaged, older people with disabilities and dementia in one of the most deprived areas of Sheffield.
The aim of Manor Community Transport is to provide a reliable, safe and affordable minibus transport service to help improve the quality of life for the people of this community who are affected by poverty and mobility issues, the majority of whom have no other means of transport available to them and without this service would be trapped within their own homes. The specialised transport service we provide enables those most at risk of isolation to attend day centres, lunch clubs, church groups and other events, helping them to live a happier and healthier old age, enabling them to stay active for longer. Furthermore many of the user groups who use our service for their members would be unable to operate without our transport provision.
Manor Community Transport currently operates with three 10 – seater minibuses, which are fully adapted and wheelchair accessible. We work in partnership with Sheffield Community Transport and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive under a Service Level Agreement for which we receive funding towards our running costs. Sheffield Community Transport carry out regular safety checks and maintenance on all of our vehicles
Members of Darnall Dementia Group who use our service 3 times per week to take people with dementia to their day centre for lunch and entertainment have commented “I wouldn’t be able to get out if the bus didn’t come for me, when I was younger old people didn’t get help like this”, “the driver is marvellous” and “The bus is really good – we need help to get out”.
Furthermore this service enables the carers of these people valuable respite provision knowing that their loved ones are being cared for by professional clinical workers.
Some of the best comments come from family members. They have said they have seen a marked change in their loved ones outlook, to the point that some have started to use mobile phones and even laptops. Most of our customers were complete technophobes with a deep fear of new technology.
We have recently secured funding via the Lottery Fund for 3 new minibuses, which are due to be delivered this summer.
The trustees of Manor Community Transport would like to thank Lisa Frazer for all of her hard work and dedication she has put in to get this grant. Without her, it would not have been possible for us to receive this funding. Thank you Lisa!
At Manor Community Transport we cover a wide range of areas throughout Sheffield. Below is a list of the areas we cover:
Manor > Arbourthorne > Darnall > Frecheville >Birley > Gleadless > Jordanthorpe > Woodseats > Low Edges > Richmond > Handsworth > Stradbrooke > Wybourn > Norfolk Park > Meersbrook > Intake > Sheffield City Centre
Getting involved is so easy and there are many different ways you can support Manor Community Transport. Check out the options below:
Become a Supporter
We work in partnership with Sheffield Community Transport and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive under a Service Level Agreement for which we receive funding towards our running costs. All other income is generated through small donations and funding, we do apply for larger grants, as year on year maintenance costs are continually rising due the constant wear and tear on already aging vehicles. However the availability of such grants is being reduced these will often only fund new and unique projects. We are therefore seeking to raise £10,000 p.a. to cover day to day operational costs and ensure that the organisation can carry on providing a high quality service to the local community for many more years to come.
We have therefore created options for people to support this need from £2.00 per month up to £50.00 per month, so if you have a family member who benefits from our services or a local business wanting to give something back to the community there is a button for you. Furthermore if you are a UK tax payer we can claim Gift Aid on top of your donation
Make a Donation
Make a one off donation to Manor Community Transport via Total Giving https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/donate/manor-community-transport
Become a friend of Manor Community Transport through regular donations https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/donate/manor-community-transport
Volunteers are at the heart of everything we do. Why not become a volunteer and support us, with opportunities available for both weekend and weekday volunteering.
Our volunteers help to change the lives of the people we work with, plus supports your own wellbeing:
- Volunteering makes people happy; bring a sense of wellbeing to those you help and yourself
- Build on your strengths, learn new skills and find new interests
- Meet new people and make new friends
Volunteering by staff of other organisations is most welcome at any of our midweek or weekend sessions. We particularly value the creative or technical skills of other businesses and organisations . Whether this is helping us with advertising or fundraising, or supporting our team’s development.
To express an interest in volunteering email or call us
To find out more about being a volunteer driver with MCT email or call us
To find out more about being a volunteer passenger assistant email or call us
Become a trustee
Manor Community Transport became a registered charity in 1991 and more recently became a registered C.I.O. This is a fantastic opportunity for those interested in supporting a newly formed C.I.O. to become one of our Trustees.
Our board of Trustees meets on a two monthly basis in a very informal and friendly atmosphere. If you are interested in becoming one of our Trustees give us an email.
At Manor Community Transport we are extremely grateful for all past and current funders, without them we would not be able to do the work that we do.
The Brelms Trust
The Charles & Elsie Sykes Trust
The Combined Cutlers Charitable Trust
The Evan Cornish Foundation
The Foyle Foundation
The Freshgate Trust foundation
The Schurrah Wainwright Foundation
The Sheffield Town Trust
The Talbot Trust
- HM Burdell Charity
- James Neill Trust Fund
- Manor Park TARA
At Manor Community Transport we support a range of different user groups, often on a weekly basis, including:
- Arbourthorne Antics
- Arbourthorne Strength & Stamina
- Darnall Dememntia Group
- Darnall Lunch Club
- Meersbrook Lunch Club
- Norfolk Park Lunch Club
- Salvation Army
- Sheffield live @ Home (North)
- St Swithun’s Church
- William Temple Lunch Club
- Woodseats Lunch Club