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London Taxicard Scheme

The London Taxicard Scheme allows people with disabilities living in London to travel in London's licensed radio-taxis ('black cabs') at greatly reduced fares. Taxicards are only issued on the grounds of mobility. How does it work? The table below shows what you pay for a single journey (remember any amount over the fare limit, you are responsible for paying) Most Boroughs (including Islington) Member Flat Rate Borough Maximum Subsidy Fare Limit From 6am-8pm Mon-Fri £1.50 £10.30 £11.80 From 9-10pm on Fri, From 6am-10pm Sat-Sun £1.50 £11.30 £12.80 From 10pm-6am Mon-Sun £1.50 £12.80 £14.30 Taxicard is currently valid with Computercab only. You can either book in advance or pick it up on the street. You are eligible for a Taxicard if you meet the following criteria: have serious mobility difficulties so that they either cannot use public transport, or find it virtually impossible to do have a disability that is permanent, having lasted, or expected to last, at least twelve months have a walking impairment that causes them to walk only with excessive labour and at an extremely slow pace or with excessive pain at all times. Taxicards will automatically be issued to applicants if: they are in receipt of higher rate mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance (as evidenced by an original Certificate of Entitlement from DLA) hold a War Pensioner mobility supplement (as evidenced by a letter of award for this benefit) they are registered blind or partially blind (as evidenced by a BD8 or CVI100 ophthalmologist report) their disabilities have lasted at least 12 months, or are expected to last at least 12 months. Applicants who cannot demonstrate that they hold any of the above will be asked to attend a mobility assessment. Please note that children under 3 do not qualify unless it can be demonstrated that they require an oxygen cylinder to be carried with them at all times. Islington operates the scheme on the same basis as the Disability Living Allowance which states that a child up to the age of 3 can be carried or be in a carriage/pushchair.

Who to contact

Telephone
020 7527 2000
Website
www.taxicard.org.uk

Other Details

Cost Details
Yes, when it is £11.50 on the taxi cab clock you pay £1.50
Who is this service for?
Taxicard is for people with a mobility impairment, which makes it difficult for them to use mainstream public transport such as tubes, buses and trains. In order to be eligible automatically you should either, receive the Higher Rate Mobility compone
Can I refer myself?
Yes
How to refer or apply

Please call Contact Islington on 020 7527 2000 to initiate the referral process.  

Record updated: 25/07/2016