Freedom pass for disabled people

If you have an eligible disability and are a permanent resident in a London borough, you can apply for a freedom pass to help you get around London.

The freedom pass enables you to travel free within the Freedom Pass boundary on London’s public transport. This includes buses, tubes, National Rail, Docklands Light Railway and Trams.

Tower Hamlets pays for your Freedom Pass.

Disabled person's freedom passes are only available to people with disabilities themselves. Carers and parents etc are not eligible under this scheme.

Only one freedom pass may be held, so if you have been granted a disabled person's freedom pass and are over 60, you cannot apply for an elders pass as well. However, at renewal time we recommend you get your elders’ pass instead, as you will get it automatically and not have to be assessed.

All freedom pass holders must be:

  • ordinarily resident in Tower Hamlets
  • over the age of five
  • able to use public transport

Automatic eligibility

You are automatically eligible for a disabled person's freedom pass if you:

  • are registered blind or partially sighted - confirmed by BD8 form or LBTH registration letter
  • are deaf or without speech - confirmed by a letter from your GP
  • receive the higher rate mobility component of disability living allowance - confirmed by a current award letter or copies of your payment book (front cover, showing name and address and the page showing the breakdown of your payments)

Assessed eligibility

All other applicants are assessed under LBTH discretionary criteria.

Download the Freedom pass application and Blue Badge application form (please note that both forms are combined into one):

Freedom Pass application form

How to contact us

Mobility Support
Mulberry Place (AH)
PO Box 55739
5 Clove Crescent
London E14 2BG

Tel: 020 7364 5003
Fax: 020 7364 6972


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