AFD Minibus


Action for Deafness is proud to be offering a new and
exciting service to the local deaf and hard of hearing
community. The new minibus aims to reduce social
isolation for deaf and hard of hearing people by getting
everyone out and about. The service is available for one
off trips for example to a local restaurant for lunch out with friends
or visits to garden centres and shopping centres or for
regular social events.
The minibus can carry eleven people and can also
accommodate two wheel chair users. Assistance dogs are
also welcome and carers will travel free of charge. There
will be a small charge of £2 each way within 5 mile radius
of Haywards Heath and 50p per mile thereafter.
Bookings can be taken by email, text, Minicom, Fax and by
phone. A confirmation of booking and cost will be sent by
the end of the day on which the booking is made.
Below is a list of the criteria for use of the minibus and
contact details. If you have any questions please feel free


Joe Morphew - Transport Facilitator

Criteria for the AFD minibus

  • The purpose of the minibus is to reduce social isolation for deaf people.
  • It will operate in the Mid Sussex area only.
  • It will be available Monday – Friday 09.00-17.00
  • The driver will have good communication and BSL skills
  • AFD will operate a booking system for use of the minibus
    and bookings will be taken in person, in writing,
    by email, by fax, by text, by Minicom, by phone.
  • There will be a small charge for all journeys.
  • Cancellations with less than 72 hours’ notice
    will be charged in full.
  • Assistance dogs will be welcome with prior booking
  • Those eligible to use the facility will be:
    Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and Deafblind
    people who are unable to drive or use public transport.
  • Individuals or small groups can hire the minibus.




To see if you are within the 5 mile catchment area, click here and type in your address. If you are not within the circle, you are outside of the 5 mile radius.

Book online now

 Alternatively you can contact us with the information below



01444 415582


07552 238834


01444 415587


01444 415593


fax or post it to us at:
Action for Deafness
22 Sussex Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 4EA

Action for Deafness are now also running minibus trips- click here for more information






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