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London Taxicard - Coronavirus

In light of the current situation with the outbreak of Covid-19 (coronavirus), we have made changes to the London Taxicard scheme to support Taxicard members. 
 You can now use your Taxicard for:

  • Taxicard drivers to pick up and deliver essential supplies for you; and 
  • Allow friends and family to travel on your behalf using your Taxicard for the same purpose

How this works:

  • Make a booking advising you want a collection of pre-bought items from a supermarket, pharmacy or takeaway etc
  • Make a booking advising you want a nominated person to use a taxi on your behalf to purchase or collect essential items on your behalf
  • All collections have to pre-paid and an order number provided (if applicable) at the time of booking
  • You will be given a cost of the journey and you will have to pay your contribution at time of booking using a debit or credit card 

Some supermarkets are imposing strict rules around social distancing and limiting the amount of people in store at one time, you will need to book two journeys if someone is doing a shop on your behalf. In these circumstances the driver will not wait while someone shops, and a return journey will have to be booked once the shopping has been completed. To make a booking call CityFleet on 020 7763 5001 

For further information contact London councils by email at: taxicard@londoncouncils.gov.uk

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London Taxicard provides subsidised transport in taxis and private-hire vehicles for people who have serious mobility or visual impairment and difficulty in using public transport.

Taxicard holders make journeys in licensed London taxis and private hire vehicles, and the subsidy applies directly to each trip. The London Taxicard Scheme is funded by participating London boroughs and the Mayor of London. London Councils Transport and Environment Committee (TEC) manages the London Taxicard Scheme on their behalf.

Who is eligible?

In order to be automatically eligible for the scheme you should live in Wandsworth and be:

  • getting the higher rate mobility component of the disability Living Allowance, or
  • registered as severely sight impaired/blind (being partially sighted does not allow automatic entry), or
  • receive a war pension Mobility Supplement

Please note that documentary evidence will be required.

You may also qualify if you:

  • Have a permanent and substantial disability, which causes an inability to walk or very considerable difficulty in walking.

An assessment by the Council's Mobility Assessor may be required if you do not automatically qualify for a blue badge.

For more information please see:

WBC website Taxicard application information

and

London Council's London Taxicard website

Who to contact

Telephone
E-mail
concessionarytravel@wandsworth.gov.uk
Website
www.taxicard.org.uk

Where to go

Name
London Councils
Address
59 & a Half
Southwark Street
London
Postcode
SE1 0AL
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Costs

Details
Free

Availability

Age Ranges
From 2 years

Local Offer

Description

What is Wandsworth’s Local Offer ?

To use this service you:

  • Need to apply to Wandsworth Council for a Taxicard.
  • You can refer yourself or your child

In order to be automatically eligible for the scheme you should live in Wandsworth and be:

  • getting the higher rate mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance or
  • registered as severely sight impaired/blind (being partially sighted does not allow automatic entry), or
  • receive a war pension Mobility Supplement

You may also qualify if you have a permanent and substantial disability, which causes an inability to walk or very considerable difficulty in walking.

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Last updated: 27 Apr 2020

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