Silverstar Travel is a luxury chauffeur service for longer-haul airport runs, holiday visits and county tours, based in Northampton.


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Is Silverstar Travel just another private hire and chauffeur company? The answer is no. Does Silverstar offer anything different? The answer is yes, it is a company that is not only different but that has been set up to make a difference to dementia care locally.

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Silverstar, founded in April 2014 by managing director Andy Roberts, is a social enterprise based in Northampton, England. As a journalist and communications professional for many years, Andy decided at the end of 2013 that he wanted to follow his heart and put something back into his local community.

Silverstar offers discounted long-distance travel to the retired community (aged 55 and over) and any company profits will help support the introduction of dementia care Admiral Nurses in Northamptonshire (see Our Values).

The company offers a luxury chauffeur service for longer-haul airport runs, holiday visits and county tours. Discounts are also offered for full car bookings and as loyalty bonuses (see Travel).

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Our Values



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Managing director Andy Roberts

I spent several years caring for my late mother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2006.

She spent the last 18 months of her life in residential care but, for four years, I was my mother’s primary carer.

What struck me during the last six years of my mother’s life was that dementia care was still something of an afterthought, not the priority it should be for an ageing population, competing of course for limited resources in our financially-challenged world.

There are marvellous people and organisations out there fighting this corner.

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But the support for dementia care needs to be better joined up, not least for those who have to go through a difficult and traumatic time caring for loved ones with dementia.

Admiral Nurses, who could help, guide and support these carers, are desperately needed in Northamptonshire. It is a travesty there are none operating in this county.

Admiral Nurse

Silverstar’s aim is quite simple – it is to support the provision of Admiral Nurses and help raise their profile.

Everyone knows about the valuable work that Macmillan nurses do for cancer patients and their families. Few people have heard of Admiral Nurses.

I fully support the need and right for older people, whether physically frail, mentally frail or in good health, to remain independent for as long as possible.

Older people are easily overlooked and often get a raw deal. Silverstar is offering long-distance travel benefits to older people who either have no car or have no wish to rely on the car for long journeys (see Travel).

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The company offers a punctual, polite, quality service and a luxury saloon vehicle that is fully licensed, insured and valeted.

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Silverstar – getting you from A to B, minding our Ps and Qs. And making a difference in Northamptonshire.

Templemore Care Home

Returning to Templemore Care Home

It was fantastic to return to Templemore care home in Northampton, where my late mum received 18 months of excellent care in 2011/12.

From the Silverstar profits, I bought a range of audio equipment to help residents re-live happy memories of the past in a quiet room providing families with the opportunity to spend quality time with their loved ones.

Tea, coffee, music and reminiscence on tap! It was lovely to chat with home manager Teresa Warren and residents Ann, Dot and Colin. Happy listening and reminiscing!

Templemore Care Home
Templemore Care Home
Templemore Care Home

Travel

Travel

Silverstar offers long-distance travel to and from Northampton with outstanding benefits for the retired community aged 55 and over. We can offer a service to and from other parts of Northamptonshire, but this would entail a price supplement.

Our prices are based on the cost of hiring a car for a set number of hours and include motoring costs and driver time.

The ‘meet and greet’ service

The ‘meet and greet’ service to airports and seaports can have distinct benefits, especially for members of the retired community. Even those who have transport of their own may not wish to start their holiday or business trip by driving long distances, parking their vehicles in locations they are unsure about and then hauling their luggage to the terminal building. And certainly if you are flying long haul, it is not advisable to drive yourself home on your return because of the possibility of jet lag and tiredness at the wheel. It is also often difficult for family members to make time in their busy lives to do the delivering and collecting. And added to all of that is the fact that public transport is often unavailable or unreliable. So all in all it makes sense for Silverstar to take the strain – especially if you are a member of the retired community.


Star Prices

2017/18 Airport / Seaport Prices (aged 55 and over)


Birmingham
£60
Luton
£65
East Midlands
£70
Heathrow
£90
Stansted
£100
Southampton Docks
£135
Gatwick
£140
Higher tariffs will apply for customers aged under 55.
These are excellent discounted rates that are offered if one of the service users is aged 55 or over.

There are no weekend or night-time travel supplements and discounts also apply for full car bookings (four passengers) and as a loyalty bonus.



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News and Views

Ethan is pictured with the new football book, dedicated to the life and times of Northampton Town FC legend Dave Bowen

Photo: Ethan is pictured with the new football book, dedicated to the life and times of Northampton Town FC legend Dave Bowen, who died of cancer in 1995.

Silverstar Travel is backing the publication of a new local football book, sales from which will benefit two local charities.

A total of £500 has been earmarked for Cynthia Spencer House in Northampton and the Overstone Lodge dementia cafe early next year.

Andy Roberts, owner and director of Silverstar Travel, said: "The donation, which is being taken forward by Northampton Town Supporters Trust, will reward two local charities for the fantastic work they do in the Northampton community. "Cynthia Spencer is very well known as a hospice caring for terminally ill cancer patients.

Ethan's grandfather Frank also passed away after a long battle against cancer earlier this year.

"The dementia cafe's Monday club also offers a great service to local people who are living with dementia and provides respite for their carers.

"Dementia care is very close to Silverstar Travel's heart and the donation also gives a start-up helping hand to a young man, Ethan Grande, as he looks to take over the mantle of Northampton Town FC club historian and archivist from his late grandfather Frank Grande."

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