Community Hero in the Spotlight, March 2023

Have you seen SEDCAT’s bus around? It’s a specially designed bus to accommodate people and their wheelchairs and is used by SEDCAT to help residents get to the shops and go out on day trips with others. This is just one of the types of support offered to less mobile people in Bournemouth, more recently in Poole and in the near future, Christchurch too.

We’ve chosen SEDCAT as our Community Heroes in the Spotlight for March because March 16th is Disabled Access Day with the theme ‘You and Somewhere New’ – which is exactly what SEDCAT offer to their members, the chance to visit somewhere new.

As well as shopping trips, SEDCAT have regular day trips, with lunch and have a number of volunteer drivers to take people to medical appointments. SEDCAT are helping folk with their physical health and their mental health by reducing social isolation. They would love to hear from anyone with their own vehicle and a clean driving license who wishes to become a volunteer driver.


Listen here to SEDCAT’s Chief Officer, Natascha Mc Allister, on Hope FM with host Dan Withey and our Engagement Lead, Hannah Rees.
  • SEDCAT (South East Dorset Community Accessible Transport)
  • call 01202 534027 to find out more
  • or visit