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Help to get out and about

Staying as active as you can and connecting with other people are an essential part of maintaining good health and well-being. It’s not always easy to do this on your own. This web page tells you about some of the ways you can access help and support to get out and about in the community.

Getting support
If you are able to move around by yourself but have lost your confidence to go out (maybe after an illness, sensory loss, or a fall) you may benefit from some rehabilitation, advice or walking aids to help you regain your confidence. Types of support include a falls clinic, equipment, reablement support to help you go out, rehabilitation or advice from an occupational therapist, physiotherapist or sensory rehabilitation worker.

There are also voluntary agencies who can arrange for a volunteer to take you out. Or you could attend a day centre that can arrange transport to get you there. You can find details in the directory by looking in the ‘Transport’ category, the 'Supported Leisure Actvities' category or contact the Access and Advice Service on 020 7527 2299 or email access.service@islington.gov.uk

London Transport

You can get a wide range of information about accessible transport from Transport for London. They provide information about step free access, accessible guides and maps, adapted facilities, help available from staff and can also provide a ‘travel mentor’ for people to learn new routes.

Free and Discounted travel and mobility schemes for older and disabled people.

Islington council has information about a number travel and mobility schemes that may be able to help you including:

Freedom pass
Blue disabled parking badge
Dial-a-ride
Taxicard scheme
Motability
Disabled Parking bays.

You can find out more from our accessible transport leaflet or by looking in the 'Transport' category in the Links for Living Directory. Please also see services listed under 'Related Services' on the right hand side of this page.