Getting out and about

We know getting out and about can be difficult for individuals with reduced mobility, there are a number of schemes available that may make it easier for you.

Dial a RideDial-a-Ride

This is a free door-to-door transport service for elderly and disabled Londoners who are unable to use public transport. You can apply for Dial-a-Ride membership on the Transport for London website if you are a permanent or temporary resident of a London borough. 

Freedom Pass

This pass is provided by London Councils to give older people and people with a disability free travel on almost all London public transport. Read more about the scheme for people with a disability or older people.


Taxicard is a scheme that provides subsidised transport for people who have serious mobility impairment and as a result have difficulty in using public transport.

For more information and to download an application form visit the London Taxicard scheme website.

Brown Badges

Hillingdon residents over 65 with a Brown Badge can use dedicated parking bays located across the borough.

Read more about Brown Badge scheme

Blue badgesBlue Badges

This scheme helps those with severe mobility problems who have difficulty using public transport and those with hidden disabilities, to park close to where they need to go. This national arrangement of parking concessions applies whether they travel as drivers or passengers.

How to apply for a Blue Badge

Page last updated: 09 Mar 2020