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There may be community transport services available in your area for people who have difficulty using public transport. For example, services providing trips to local shopping centres.
There may be community transport services available in your area for people who have difficulty using public transport. For example, there might be services providing trips to local shopping centres.
Some areas have local voluntary groups called ‘good neighbour’ schemes. They provide practical help to people in need, and this often includes help with transport to hospital or your GP.
Other local services include dial-a-ride (wheelchair accessible transport, which can be booked to take you from door-to-door) and reduced-fare taxi schemes.
Shopmobility schemes (visit shopmobilityuk.org or call 0844 414 1850) provide wheelchairs and scooters for disabled people to help them get around town and shopping centres.
Local authorities must also offer people with a disability free off-peak bus travel on local bus services.
Contact your local authority for details of transport services available to people with a disability in your area.
London Taxicard Scheme
This scheme provides subsidised door-to-door transport for people who have difficulty using public transport due to serious mobility impairment. Taxicard holders can make journeys in licensed London taxis and the subsidy applies directly to each trip.
The scheme is funded by the participating London boroughs. For more information and an application form, visit the taxicard website or phone 0845 415 4156.
Reduced taxi fare schemes are available in other locations.
Contact your local authority for more information.
In Northern Ireland
For more information about transport schemes, visit nidirect.gov.uk.