Transport Services

To support older people with mobility, or other health problems, St Luke's offers transport services to local community members.


For some people, getting older can mean getting out and about becomes more difficult. To support older people with mobility, or other health problems, St Luke’s south Islington offers a transport service.

Our daily transport service ensures older people with mobility or other health problems can still enjoy the Centre and feel part of their community. We own a fully-accessible mini bus and employ a MIDAS qualified and experienced mini bus driver/carer. Our transport service is a door-to-door service and available to all our social care members. In addition, all members can register themselves on the ‘occasional users’ transport list and take lifts to or from the Centre if the weather is poor or they are feeling unwell.

This service is available to St Luke’s members aged over 55, living within our area of benefit who are disabled, have limited mobility or are at risk of being isolated and who would otherwise be unable to participate at the Centre. In order to get the most out of coming to our Centre, we encourage transport service users to take part in the friendly and informal activities programme and they can also attend our subsidised Lunch Club. Finally, members need to be able to stand up from a seated position independently or with minimal assistance. Older people with greater needs are welcome at the Centre along with their personal carer.

What does our Transport Service offer?

    • accessible minibus and trained driver to assist getting on and off the bus from street level
    • driver picks up in the mornings and returns people home in the afternoon
    • a programme of activities and outings
    • a warm, safe and comfortable environment
    • trained staff and volunteers who will offer a ‘helping hand’
    • a freshly-cooked subsidised three-course lunch
    • professional experience of supporting older people

How to join the St Luke’s Transport Service

Members interested in the transport service should contact: Rufus Clarke, Over 55s Mini Bus Driver and Helping Hand Assistant, 07967 833740 / 020 7459 8181 or email Rufus.

Members who meet the eligibility criteria will be invited to an informal meeting at the community centre to meet the staff, view the facilities, find out more about our support and activities and consider whether the transport service is suitable.  Carers and social workers are welcome to join these meetings.


How It Works

Contact Us

To book or enquire about the transport St Luke’s offers.

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Get Transported

To your event or activity by our door-to-door service.

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Attend St Luke's

Enjoy your event knowing that your safe travel is in our hands.

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Are You Eligible?

If you live within our area of benefit, you can become a lifelong member of St Luke’s for just £5 and be part of our vibrant community hub.

Membership gives you access to a wide variety of events, classes, workshops and support services aimed at making life more enjoyable and easier for our local community, providing services they might not otherwise have access to.

We’d love you to join us!
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Member Events

Please contact us on 020 7549 8181 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri)

for more information on the services & activities available at St Luke’s Community Centre, Central Street, South Islington, London.

How to Find Us in Islington London

Public Transport

Train Station

Old Street 10 mins walk (0.5 miles)
Barbican 10 mins walk (0.5 miles)
Angel 14 mins walk (0.7 miles)

Bus Routes

Central Street
43, 205, 214, 394, N205
Old Street
55, 243, N55