What is a Taxicard?
The Taxicard scheme gives London residents with serious permanent mobility problems and those who are severely sight-impaired subsidised rides in licensed black taxis and private hire vehicles.
The scheme enables people who have difficulty in using public transport to get out and about.
Taxicard users can travel when and where they want, providing the journey starts and finishes in the Greater London area, thereby increasing their independence and mobility. The scheme offers a 24-hour service, 365 days a year subject to the availability of taxis.
This is a membership-based scheme and the number of rides assigned to an individual is dependent upon the extent of their disability.
Taxis can be requested by phone call to the contractor’s call centre, online or hailed on the street or at taxi ranks.
Please note that not all black taxis participate in the Taxicard scheme. Those that do have the ‘roundel’ image (shown above), displayed on the vehicle.
You should only apply if you live permanently in the London Borough of Camden and meet the criteria outlined below. Applicants may qualify automatically if they receive:
- the higher rate of the mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance
- 8 points or more for the moving around activity component of PIP
- War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement
- they are registered blind or partially sighted and have a BD8/CVI certificate.
Applicants who do not qualify automatically can also apply if they have long term mobility problems that prevent them from being able to use public transport. In such cases applicants may be invited to a mobility assessment with one of the council’s occupational therapists. Please note that temporary conditions, such as a broken leg, will not qualify someone for a Taxicard.
You can find out if you may be eligible for a Taxicard by using the Eligibility Checker below:
Where can I travel?
Members can travel to any destination within the Greater London area.