Non NHS Services

Ability Bus Service

ABILITY is an on-demand community bus service operating in and around South Northamptonshire, offering travel free of charge after 9:30am if you hold a concessionary bus pass. The bus service is designed to tackle social isolation, offering regular shopping trips to residents living in isolated rural areas. Shopping trips run weekly to the main shopping areas of Towcester, Brackley, Banbury and Northampton. This service includes additional drop off locations allowing passengers to reach their local GPs and medical appointments. Passengers must pre-register to use the service.


ABILITY also offer an affordable PLUS service which allows for pickups from home or a location close to home, assistance on and off the bus, and increased advanced booking periods. PLUS service registration also gives access to its trips, excursions and lunch events around the county to reduce social isolation and loneliness in the rural communities.


N.B. Ability are running a reduced service over the current winter lockdown, but we will continue to run our essential shopper service for users who need it.


Phone: 01327 604123