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Lambeth provides various schemes to help disabled and older people get out and about whether it's a trip to the shops, to the doctor's or visiting friends or places of interest.
Home to school transport
This team are responsible for delivering the Lambeth Borough Council policy for home/school transport of children and young people with SEN Some children and young people with special educational needs are entitled to home school travel. They can be contacted on:
The Travel Assistance Team
10th Floor International House
For a downloadable application form click here.
Download the SEND school transport
Download the Lambeth 16 to 19 home to school transport policy
Apply for a disabled person's Freedom Pass
To apply for a disabled person's Freedom Pass click here.
Arrange community transport
Lambeth and Southwark Community Transport (LaSCoT) provides community transport for children with special educational needs, adult day centre transport, group transport and minibus hire, individual transport through our 'Your Car' service and fleet management.
Visit here to arrange for community transport.
Apply for or renew a disabled parking permit (Blue Badge)
A Blue Badge parking permit helps you park closer to your destination if you're disabled.
Visit here for more information.
Apply for a Lambeth-only disabled parking permit (White Badge)
A White Badge parking permit can be used in Lambeth only and allows you to park closer to your destination if you are disabled.
Once you have received your Blue Badge parking permit you are entitled to apply for Lambeth-only White Badge parking permit. The White Badge allows you to park in disabled bays in Lambeth without having to display your Blue Badge. Visit here for more information.
Apply for a Taxicard
The Taxicard provides reduced fares in licensed London taxis and private hires vehicles, for people who have a long term or permanent illness or disability, which prevents them from using or significantly limits their use of public transport. To find out more click here.
For further information or to discuss transport options available in Lambeth please contact the Accessible Transport Team:
Accessible Transport Team
Olive Morris House
18 Brixton Hill
Tel: 020 7926 7777
Transport across London
Transport for London - Mentoring Service Mobility and vulnerable travelers
TFL provides a mentoring service to help vulnerable people learn travel routes and gain confidence in travelling independently.
TFL's Travel Mentoring Service can offer advice to disabled individuals on planning a journey using an accessible route and can provide a mentor to accompany people on their first few journeys to help them gain confidence and become an independent traveller.
Mentoring is free of charge. The Travel Mentoring Service can be contacted on:
Telephone 020 3054 4361
Transport for London - Dial a ride
If you have a permanent or long-term disability which means you are unable to use public transport some or all of the time you could be eligible to use Dial a ride.
You are automatically eligible for membership if you are:
- A Taxicard member
- Getting the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance
- Getting the Standard or Enhanced Mobility Rate of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
- Registered blind or partially sighted
- Aged 85 or over
- Getting a Higher Rate Attendance Allowance Getting a War Pension Mobility Supplement
If none of the above apply to you, you may still be able to join Dial-a-Ride but you will have to undergo a paper-based mobility assessment to establish your eligibility for the service.
How to apply
You can apply for Dial-a-Ride membership if you are a permanent or temporary resident of the London borough. If you are applying for temporary membership, you will need to provide evidence of your membership of a similar door-to-door service for disabled travellers at your place of residence in order to qualify for the London Dial-a-Ride service.
Post the completed form to:
PO Box 68799
You can also phone us on 0343 222 7777 (TfL call charges) to request an application form or you can download the form and guidance notes from the website.
Telephone: 0343 222 7777
The London Transport Museum
The London Transport Museum based in Covent Garden, seeks to conserve and explain the transport heritage of Britain's capital city. We explore the story of London and its transport system over the last 200 years, highlighting the powerful link between transport and the growth of modern London, culture and society since 1800. We care for over 450,000 items - preserving, researching and acquiring objects to use in our galleries, exhibitions and other activities. As well as exploring the past, the Museum looks at present-day transport developments and concepts for urban transportation in the future, which includes a contemporary collecting policy for the benefit of future generations.
SEN early mornings are held at the museum please contact us for more information.
Telephone: 020 7379 6344
Address: Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB