Driving Miss Daisy

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I was driving through Taunton in Somerset recently and saw a blue “Driving Miss Daisy” car for the first time. I came home and read more about this brilliant initiative. Working on a franchise model, Driving Miss Daisy provide a caring, safe and reliable community companion service.

Their point of difference from other transportation providers is the companionship you get with each and every journey.  For example, if required, we will attend doctor’s appointments with you and transmit relevant information back to family members, assist with shopping, or ensure children safely attend sports practices or music lessons.  Special requirements are catered for including assistance with a walker or wheelchair.

Not simply marketed to the elderly market Driving Miss Daisy provides this  service to the wider community.

Why use them?

1. INDEPENDENCE – No longer will you need to rely on friends and family to take you out and about! Your community companion can take you wherever you need to go – medical appointments, shopping, visiting friends, transporting your children to school or after-school activities if you’re working, the airport, or even simply a scenic drive!

2. SAFE & SECURE – The business owners know how important it is to feel safe and secure so all Driving Miss Daisy drivers are police checked and hold current first aid training certificates to maximise peace of mind.

3. RELIABLE – They are a pre-booked service, understanding your needs and will provide you with a reliable and trustworthy service. The driver confirms the pickup time and guarantee they be on time and will always ring if delayed.  Their new cars are maintained to the highest standards and are just as reliable.

4. FRIENDLY & PERSONAL – Driving Miss Daisy drivers chose this business because they love being around people and our regular customers love knowing exactly who will be driving them.  Many times we hear, “it’s like driving with a friend”.

5. COST EFFECTIVE FOR A SUPERIOR SERVICE – Competitively priced and can pre-quote so you will always know ahead of time exactly what the price will be. They also offer a  Loyalty Card system to reward you!


    • Keeping your independence
    • Medical appointments
    • Shopping
    • Hairdresser
    • Pets to vet
    • Outings
    • After-school activities
    • Much, much more
  • I am sure you will agree this is a wonderful service and whilst many local taxi drivers are also incredibly helpful this business model specialise in driving with care. This short video sums it up nicely.



Award-winning blogger and former care columnist for Devon Life magazine. I am passionate about helping elderly people and people with dementia live purposeful and independent lives.
Designer of the Dementia Assistance Card and Points Of Light award recipient, Caron hopes to help carers when resources are limited and demand is ever-increasing. I am here to support you.

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