The Story So Far - a Summary
Community Transport has come a long way since the early 1960's and is now a modern social enterprise providing services to more than 8% of the English population.
For our full story see the attached link, but here are some of the highlights.
Early 1960s - CT was founded by Reverend Bryan Scrivener.
Bryan and his wife Dorothy began by helping people move house, run jumble sales etc. Soon their house was full of furniture and they recruited volunteers who helped them put packages together which they supplied to homeless people.
Change of name to Community Transport.
As far as anyone is aware, this was the first use of the name in the UK.
1966 - the charity was formally registered and new branches were set up.
1981 - the International Year of Disabled People.
The Charity was at the forefront of innovation – administering several new Dial-a-Ride and Ring & Ride projects and a National Advisory Unit for Community Transport which was a research & development unit funded by the Department of Transport.
1986 - the Charity became a company limited by guarantee.