Welcome to Via: the all-in-one app for car scheme organisers
As cuts to public services deepen, people who don’t drive are increasingly struggling to reach essential services and even to do routine activities such as the weekly food shop. This is especially true if they are elderly, disabled, or one of the 12.7 million people living in rural areas in the UK, where bus services are often minimal or non-existent.
Many communities benefit from having a local volunteer car scheme. These schemes provide a vital yet affordable transport service for people that would otherwise struggle to live independently. However, running them requires commitment and hard work – managing bookings, working out times and costs, or making sure that the finances and paperwork are up to date. Organisers are also responsible for the safety and welfare of drivers and passengers.
That’s why we’ve developed Via: a web application that does the hard work for you. Whether you are already running a scheme, or considering setting one up, Via lets you manage all aspects of your scheme through a simple, user-friendly dashboard. You can use Via on a desktop or tablet – helping you to handle things quickly and easily, even when it’s you who’s on the road.
Getting started with Via is completely free for smaller community car schemes, with a free trial available for any first-time user. There are no hidden catches and we provide on-line technical support when you need it. It takes just a few clicks to sign up.
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"Via puts everything into one
place and takes the guesswork
out of running our scheme."
LIZZIE, CAR SCHEME ORGANISER, CAMBRIDGESHIRE
Hear from the passengers
When you really need a driver you suddenly realise how stuck you are. I’d given 30 years to the community as a vicar and it is now strange to be receiving – and it’s very pleasant! The drivers are so reliable. You see people in a fresh light when they turn up and take care to make sure you are getting in and out safely.