Community Advice

Our vision is that people can enjoy happy, healthy and independent lives, feeling involved and valued in their community.

Community Transport

Community Transport schemes provide services for people who have difficulty using or accessing public transport. These schemes are provided to help residents remain independent, keep actively involved in community life and reduce isolation.

There are two types of Community Transport scheme in Blaby District:

  • Community Action Partnership - a Social Car Scheme where volunteers use their cars to drive someone wherever they need to go
  • COMMBUS - Community bus services taking residents to shopping centres and on day trips

Charges apply for these services but it is usually less than the cost of other forms of public transport. Community Transport services are supported by Leicestershire County Council.

Community Action Partnership

The social car scheme provides a flexible, door-to-door service covering the whole of Blaby District. For more information or to register call 0116 288 7482 (Monday-Friday 9am-1pm) or visit the Community Action Partnership Website linked below.


COMMBUS provides a door-to-door, dial-a-ride service five days a week to local shopping centres in the district as well as nearby towns. COMMBUS serves the following villages:

  • Blaby
  • Braunstone Town
  • Cosby
  • Croft
  • Countesthorpe
  • Enderby
  • Glen Parva
  • Huncote
  • Kirby Muxloe
  • Leicester Forest East
  • Littlethorpe
  • Narborough
  • Sapcote
  • Sharnford
  • Stoney Stanton
  • St Johns
  • Thurlaston
  • Whetstone

For more information or to register call 0116 286 6116 (Monday-Friday 10 am-12 pm) or visit COMMBUS website.

Health and Wellbeing

Blaby District Staying Healthy Partnership aims to provide a co-ordinated, innovative and evidence-based approach to health improvement in Blaby District.

There is a range of exercise and leisure activities available in Blaby District to suit all ages and abilities, including some classes and programmes specifically for older adults. Our Health and Leisure Services team also provide a variety of specialised programmes for those with health conditions.

Good Neighbour Schemes

Good Neighbour Schemes are run by local volunteers who provide day to day support for other residents, within their community, who may need help on an occasional or regular basis.  It is important to note that Good Neighbour schemes vary from each community and that they work better if tailored to the communities which they operate.

What tasks can someone get help with through the scheme?

  • Transport
  • Household Tasks
  • Befriending
  • Pet Care
  • Collecting Shopping
  • IT Support
  • Gardening
  • Letter Writing

What is involved in setting up a Good Neighbours Scheme?

  • Speak to the community
  • Form a steering group and volunteer base
  • Set up a constitution, bank account, insurance cover and phone
  • DBS checks for volunteers -
  • Launch the Scheme

How much does it cost?

The only charge for most Good Neighbour schemes is for petrol and parking. There is no charge for transport within the parish. All other services are free.

There are minimal costs to the actual running of the scheme, which can be supported by community fundraising activities and by small grants.

Further information on current Good Neighbour Schemes in Blaby District can be found in the External Links section below.

Last updated 6 July 2023
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