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Date updated: 25/08/2023
You can call Adult Social Care on 020 7332 1224 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) or 020 8356 2300 (outside normal working hours).

From Freedom Passes (for bus and other travel on public transport) for older people to City of London Red Badges for disabled drivers, there are a number of cheaper travel services available to people who live or work within the City of London, who need help to get out and about.

The Freedom Pass offers free travel for older and disabled people on almost all public transport in London.

How to apply

For an older persons' Freedom pass, you can apply directly online

To apply for a disabled persons' Freedom Pass, please contact the Adult Social Care Team on 020 7332 1224.

Taxicard is a scheme that provides cheaper travel for people who have a disability that affects their physical movement and makes using public transport difficult.

Taxicard holders make journeys in licensed London taxis and private hire vehicles, and the allowance applies directly to each trip.

To apply for a Taxicard, you can call the Adult Social Care team on 020 7332 1224 and request an application or email the Contact Centre.

Alternatively, you can download an application form directly from London Taxicard.

If you are disabled and can't use public transport, Dial-a-Ride is a free, door-to-door service that is great for getting out and about.

This is a free service. However, to use this service you will need to become a member.

To find out more, including how to apply, visit the TFL website.

The Blue Badge scheme does not fully apply in the City of London but we do provide allocated parking for people with disabilities.

The City of London also runs its own Red Badge scheme. This allows City of London residents and workers with disabilities to get special allowances when it comes to parking in the Square Mile.

The Blue Badge and Red Badge schemes extend to people with hidden disabilities, including those with learning disabilities, autism, and mental health conditions. Learn more about and view parking spaces in the City of London for people with disabilities.

The application forms for both the Blue Badge and Red Badge schemes are at the bottom of this page.

Blue Badge application form PDF (200KB)
Date submitted: 17/02/20
Red Badge application form PDF (200KB)
Date submitted: 17/02/20