Taxi cards for disabled people

The Taxi Card scheme allows people with disabilities to use black cabs at reduced fares. You must be unable to use public transport because of permanent disability. ​

The purpose of the Taxi Card scheme is to provide a means of transport for those who are chronically disabled in order that they may make social trips out. 

It is not to be used to provide transport for hospital or clinic appointments.

All journeys made must either commence or finish in the borough.

Who is eligible​?

To be eligible, you must be in receipt of one of the following:

  • Receive the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living allowance
  • Receive 8 points or more for the moving around activity component of PIP (Personal Independence Payment)
  • Be registered severely sight impaired / blind
  • Receive a War Pension Mobility Suppliment

If you are not in receipt of any of the above, but have significant difficulties, you can still apply for the Taxicard, but your application form will be assessed by Havering's Occupational Therapy team. 

The scheme is not available to people who suffer from temporary disabilities (e.g. a broken leg)

To join the scheme you must:

1. Be able to use ordinary black taxis
2. Have access to a telephone or have internet access (to book taxis)
3. Be resident in one of the participating London boroughs

Apply for a Taxi Card

  • Read the Taxi card guidance notes 
  • Download and complete the Taxi card application form (London Councils form)
  • Fill the Taxi card additional information form online in then print and send it with the application form to London Councils address below.
Additional information for the Taxi Card application formAdditional information for the Taxi Card application form

London Council Taxicard Section
591/2 ​ Southwark Street, London, SE1 0AL

Freedom pass holders

If you have an Freedom Pass you can choose between the following 2 options.

​Option 1    ​Surrendering your freedom pass and holding the Taxicard only and receiving a maximum of 104 trips a year 
​Option 2 ​Keeping you freedom pass and receiving a maximum of 36 Taxicard trips
For further information on eligibility call 01708 433188 or 01708 433843 or visit the London Taxicard scheme website