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 reach the age
of 62+, you will be automatically transferred
to an older persons Freedom Pass. The age egilibility can be
confirmed by accessing London
Council's Freedom Pass website.
All freedom pass holders must be:
- resident in Tower Hamlets
- over the age of five
- able to use public transport
You are automatically eligible for a disabled person's freedom
pass if you meet one of the criteria below:
- registered blind or partially sighted - confirmed by CVI form
or LBTH registration letter
- profoundly or severely deaf - confirmed by audiogram
- without speech - confirmed by GP evidence
- has a disability or has suffered an injury, which has a
substantial and long term adverse effect on their ability to
- without arms or has long term loss of the use of both arms -
confirmed by GP evidence
- has a learning disability that is a state of arrested or
incomplete development of mind which includes significant
impairment of intelligence and social functioning (statement of SEN
or known to LBTH Learning Disabilities Team)
- if you applied for the grant of a licence to drive a motor
vehicle under part III of the Road Traffic Act 1988, have your
application refused pursuant to section 92 of the Act (physical
fitness), otherwise than on the ground of persistent misuse of
drugs or alcohol
All other applicants may be requested to attend a
mobility assessment which will be undertaken by an
Occupational Therapist who will assess each applicant under a set
of strict criteria that must be met.
Download the Freedom Pass
Mobility and support team are open Monday to
Friday from 9am-5pm. All applications are dealt with by post and
personal callers cannot be seen.
Parking, Mobility & Transport Services
Mobility Support Team
PO Box 55739
5 Clove Crescent
London E14 1BY
Tel: 020 7364 5003
Fax number: 020 7364 6972