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
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
- 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)
All other applicants are assessed under LBTH discretionary
Download the Freedom pass application and Blue Badge application
form (please note that both forms are combined into one):
How to contact us
Mulberry Place (AH)
PO Box 55739
5 Clove Crescent
London E14 2BG
Tel: 020 7364 5003
Fax: 020 7364 6972