Guide

Transport help for older or disabled people

Last updated: 25 May 2017

Cars and taxis

Visit GOV.uk to find out what you need to do if you're driving and have a medical condition or disability.

Help with parking

The Blue Badge scheme provides parking concessions for disabled people travelling either as drivers or passengers.

This means you can park closer to where you need to go. You'll be exempt from certain parking restrictions, like being allowed to park:

  • free at on-street parking meters and in Pay and Display bays
  • up to three hours on single and double yellow lines

Help to buy a car

The Motability Scheme can help you with leasing or buying a car, powered wheelchair or scooter – to be used by you or someone caring for you.

You can get this if you're on the higher rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance or War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement.

Taxis

Taxi Card schemes offer reduced fare taxi and train travel to those who can't use buses because of severe physical disability or infirmity.

Contact your local council to see if there's a Taxi Card scheme in your area and if you're eligible.

Transport help for older or disabled people
Cars and taxis