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London Freedom Pass
The London Freedom Pass is available for anyone living in London over 60 years or an eligible disability (as listed in the Transport Act 2000).
It allows free travel across London and free bus journeys nationally.
To apply for a Freedom Pass you need to contact your borough for an application form.
If the borough confirm your eligibility you can take this confirmation to a Post Office with a passport photo, proof of identity and address.
Some borough's offer discretionary Freedom Passes to disabled people who do not meet the statutory eligibility requirements.
Carers are not eligible for the Freedom Pass.
The London Taxicard Scheme provides door to door transport for disabled people who live in London and find it hard to use public transport. They can be used anytime 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
The Taxicard gives a discount on the taxi fare - the exact amount varies between London boroughs.
All black cabs are wheelchair accessible with ramps for wheelchair users. Taxicard holders can take up to four other people with them at no extra cost.
Applications for the Taxicard must be made through your London borough.
Wheels for Wellbeing
Wheels for Wellbeing is a charity helping the disabled of all ages and abilities to enjoy cycling.
They run regular cycling sessions in South London for disabled children and adults with qualified coaches for advice and guidance.
At their drop in sessions you can try their inclusive cycles to help you find the right cycle for you.
Cycles includes trikes, recumbents, handcycles, go karts, side by side bikes, tandems and the Velo Plus wheelchair bike.
The charity asks for a contribution towards the cost of the session:
- £5 per person per session (plus one friend/ carer/ relative cycles for free)
- £10 for a Group (one disabled cyclist with up to 3 friends and relatives)
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