The Kent Karrier scheme is a fully accessible dial-a-ride service which takes disabled and elderly people directly from their door to the nearest town centre.

This ensures that vulnerable people can do their weekly shopping, get the chemists or the bank, and socialise with friends on the trip.

Compaid passenger choosing items in supermarket  Shoppers getting off minibus

The scheme is administered by Kent County Council, and Compaid delivers the service on behalf of KCC in seven districts: Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge & Malling, Sevenoaks, Maidstone, Swale, Ashford and North West Kent.

There is a £5 annual administration fee (payable to KCC) and a small subsidised fare is charged for each journey.

In North West Kent, Maidstone and Sevenoaks, the Kent Karrier scheme also includes a dial-a-ride service, which can be pre-booked up to seven days in advance for any journey within the district.

For more information about the Kent Karrier service in your area, please look at your local scheme leaflet, which can be downloaded below.



North West Kent


Tunbridge Wells

Tonbridge and Malling


For membership enquiries, please call Kent County Council on 03000 413 567 or download and print the application form here and return it to KCC.

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