All claims for mileage must be completed by the 16th of the month.
Mileage and travel time.
A support worker’s normal commute to work base (Ryde House Site) is not work time; you will not be paid for this journey or be able to claim mileage for this journey as this is classed as ordinary commuter mileage.
Support workers can only claim mileage for journeys without a service user from work base (Ryde House Site) to their first call.
Journeys where you don’t need to come onsite
If you are working at the weekend or do not need to come to the Ryde House Site before the start of your shift, you do not get paid for your journey time to your first call.
However, you can claim mileage if the call is further away from your house than the Ryde House Site (above ordinary commuter mileage). To work this out you need to calculate the following:
Use Google Maps to work out the shortest route to your destination.
(Distance from your house to first call address) – (Distance from your house to Ryde House) = mileage claim.
If the call is closer to your home than Ryde House then you will not be able to claim for the journey.
An example would be:
I am living in Ventnor and my first call is in Cowes.
15.5 miles (distance from my house to Cowes) – 10.9 miles (distance from my house to Ryde House) = 4.6 miles
I can claim for 4.6 miles.
You will be reimbursed for any journeys you undertake during your call. There is a blanket maximum mileage per call, per day of 30 miles. You should not exceed this unless agreed with the Outreach Manager or Co-ordinator. Each of our service users pays for their own mileage and their funds are limited.
If you undertake more than one call in each day, then the mileage for travel in between calls can be claimed. At the end of your last call when your shift ends, you can only claim for your mileage on the commute home if it is longer than your regular commute from work base (using the same calculation as above).