As the national membership body for the community transport sector, we work with our members and supporters to create a policy and regulatory environment in which community transport can thrive and we challenge whatever gets in the way of you making the biggest difference you can in your communities.
Central to this is showing how better outcomes are achieved for people and communities when they have access to community transport. We know that by putting access and inclusion at the heart of transport policy we can create healthier, happier communities and improve connectivity for everyone, not just those whose needs aren’t well met today.
On this page you can find our latest policy work and policy related news relating to issues across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. These include responses to consultations, reports, policy papers and our thoughts and ideas on important policy issues.
If you want to get involved in our policy work you can contact the team via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Total Transport: A Better Approach to Commissioning Non-Emergency Patient Transport?
In this report we took a look at how more integrated patient transport commissioning could bring wide ranging benefits to; patients, hospitals, local communities, and transport providers including community transport operators.
Following on from our examination of the commissioning environment in our report, Total Transport: A Better Approach to Commissioning Non-Emergency Patient Transport, we took a look at how hospital transport could be improved. Through interviews with stakeholders and desk based research we developed a new blueprint for how our hospital transport can be community led, and responsive to patient needs.
The Budget representation document provides an outline of some of CTA’s main thoughts on where investment could be most effectively targeted to improve the provision of inclusive and accessible transport throughout the UK.
Personalised budgets have the potential to devolve funding to individuals making them micro-commissioners of their own services. Simultaneously, we must be careful to not fracture our funding system, where communal transport becomes underfunded and individuals cannot get to where they need to be.
Putting Access and Inclusion at the Heart of the Bus Services Bill- A Submission to the Public Bill Committee
The Bus Services Act will transform transport in our cities. In this submission to the Public Bill Committee we highlighted how strengthening legislation could ensure access and inclusion is at the heart of the new Act.
The users of community transport are often the most at risk of adverse health consequences owing to poor air. Simultaneously, our members are often least able to afford cleaner vehicles, or retrofit cleaner engines. In this response to an inquiry into clean air we looked at how we can protect our members work while protecting the lungs of their service users. Community Transport Association Written Evidence to the Joint Inquiry on Air Quality
Response to the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee Inquiry into Loneliness and Isolation
Community transport plays a pivotal role in improving health outcomes for people across Wales. In this response to an inquiry by the Health, Social Care, and Sport Committee, we outlined how our members could play an even greater role in alleviating loneliness and isolation across Wales.
In Wales, community transport operators provide trips to many socially isolated individuals. Their services make a huge difference to the lives of people who are often unable to access other forms of transport so it was important that we made their voice heard in a consultation on improving local bus services in wales, aspects of which focused on the role of community transport.
Community Transport Association UK is a charitable company limited by guarantee. Registered in Cardiff no. 1985361 Registered office: 12 Hilton Street M1 1JF. Registered as a charity in England and Wales no. 1002222. Charity Registered in Scotland No. SC038518.