For most residents, transport outside of the care home is an important part of their daily lives. The provision of transport for residents is therefore a key component in the day-to-day management of care homes. It is an especially important consideration in homes which may be rural or isolated.

Transport is not only necessary for essential trips, such as transporting a resident to their GP, but is also essential for improving the social life of residents.

This topic covers the choice of transport provision and includes information about procuring and running in-house transport, such as a minibus. Related information can be found in the topic on Driving and Maintaining In-house Vehicles.

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