Concessionary Fare Scheme - Bus Passes for Older People and People with Disabilities
If you have a sensory loss, you be:
- Profoundly or severely deaf;
- Without speech;
- Registered blind or partially sighted individuals suffering total or high degree of vision loss.
Important note: Your Doctor may charge you for stamping your Bus Pass or Disabled Person’s Railcard – you can also contact your local Social Services Office for your bus pass or rail card to be stamped. If you have difficulties, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where do I get my Bus Pass from? Check out the links below for your areas:
If you live in Staffordshire - check out:
Staffordshire County Council: http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/transport/publictransport/buspass/247travel.aspx
Disabled Person’s Rail Card
The application form requires a Social Services official stamp or you can take a copy of the
front page of your NHS battery book / a copy of your dispensing prescription from a private hearing aid supplier.
You can visit your local Railway Station and ask for an application form for a Disabled Person’s Rail Card or you can download it from these links:
Newcastle Community Transport Services – Tel: 01782 627770. Wheelchair friendly mini bus. Charge: £4.50 for first 3miles then £1.50 per mile for any additional miles. Requires 7 days booking notice.
Steve’s Wheelchair Taxi Private Hire – available 24/7 – can text to mobile. Based in Newcastle. One day notice required when booking taxi. Has Electric ramp. Tel or Text: 07909955854
Sids Private Hire Taxi Service has a new mobile phone application. Click on the link below for more information about the app.
Sid's Taxis Mobile Phone App
Door to Door Transport Services – tel: 01782 621936. Service only available during office hours. Volunteers use their private cars (not wheelchair accessible). Need 2 days notice at least with appointment times. Text 07849 186550 or email:email@example.com