Who we are
Transport for Sick Children (TfSC) is a charity which operates a volunteer driver scheme. TfSC and its superhero volunteer drivers aim to reduce the transport barriers that any children living in Greater Manchester may have, to ensure equal access to health care. It caters especially for children living in deprivation or tough social circumstances.
Our mission is to reduce the stress felt by sick children and their families by providing access to healthcare in a friendly and supportive way.
What we do
Our volunteer drivers , who are all checked for their suitability to work with children, donate their time and provide lifts for children, accompanied by their carers, to hospital and other medical appointments. We remove the stress and hassle of getting to appointments so that children and their carers can focus on getting the most benefit from their treatment or appointment.
The volunteer will then wait or return once the appointment or treatment is completed, and take the child and their carers back home.
We receive referrals from Health professionals working with sick children and their families.
The charity works in the format below:
- GPs, Nurses, Doctors
- Social Workers
- Midwives, Health Visitors, School nurses
- Living in deprivation
- Families unable to drive
- Dedicated volunteer drivers
- In their own cars
- Check ups
- Outpatient clinics
Who supports us
We receive funding from the NHS and the Clinical Commissioning Groups in Greater Manchester. We also receive donations from small community groups and generous individuals.