The Taxicard scheme allows residents of Westminster with permanent disabilities which prevent them from using buses or trains, to travel in black cabs at greatly reduced fares.
Who is eligible?
You automatically qualify for a Taxicard if you:
- receive higher rate mobility component of the Disabled Living Allowance
- receive higher rate of Attendance Allowance
- receive the war pension mobility supplement
- are registered blind or severely sight impaired.
You may also qualify for a Taxicard if you have a permanent disability or health condition that makes using public transport very difficult or impossible. You will need to demonstrate that you are on a lower income before your application will be assessed.
How do I apply?
To apply, contact London Councils:
Tel: 020 7934 9791
Other transport options
If you do not qualify for a Taxicard, there are lots of other ways to travel. Please see these other transport options to help you make other arrangements.
Help with the application process
If you need help to complete your form, please ask a friend or family member. You can also get help from these organisations :
Travel to hospital
Many people have told us they use their Taxicard to get to hospital or medical appointments. Whilst you can use your Taxicard journeys as you wish, the service was not intended for this purpose as there are other options available.
London Councils Taxicard Section, 59 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0AL