The Taxicard Scheme provides subsidised door-to-door transport for people who have serious permanent or long term mobility impairment and difficulty in using public transport.
Bromley is a member of the scheme, which is jointly funded by Transport for London and all the London boroughs. It is administered by London Councils.
Taxicard holders can take 8 single trips per month in licensed London taxis and private hires vehicles (minicabs). The minimum charge to be paid by the Taxicard holder is £2.50 and the maximum borough subsidy is £8.30
A person will be automatically eligible if they
- receive higher rate mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance
or have been assessed as 8 points or more for the moving around activity component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
or are registered severely sight impaired/blind
A person who is not in receipt of any of the above benefits or not registered as a blind person but with a serious mobility impairment and difficulty in using public transport may still be eligible, subject to a mobility assessment. The degree of disability should meet or almost meet that required for the higher rate of the mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance.
You can find more information about and apply for a taxicard on the London Councils website or contact them on 0845 415 4156 or 020 7934 9791.