Camden disability transport services
Camden Council is planning to implement a variety of cuts to transport services for adult care users and people with disabilities, including scrapping Freedom Passes for those with mental ill-health.
Freedom Passes provide free public transport within Greater London. They are currently available to people with a ‘severe, enduring and long term mental health disability’ (as well as those with a variety of other needs and disabilities).
Among the other cuts planned by the council:
* introducing charges for discretionary services such as replacement Blue Badges and Freedom Passes
* ensuring that only those service users with substantial mobility difficulties are transported in specialised buses
* sharing some transport services with Islington
* consulting on reducing Camden’s contribution to the London-wide Taxicard scheme, which provides subsidised door-to-door transport in taxis and private-hire vehicles for people with serious mobility or visual impairment
- Source: www.camden.gov.uk/ccm/content/council-and-democracy/publications-a…
- Posted by: Chaminda Jayanetti at 11:40pm on 1 December 2010
Does this cut affect you or someone you know?