Helping you get there
This section is relevant to you if you are a Young Adult or Child and have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan).
Southwark Council recognises that some children and young people may struggle to walk or travel by public transport to their school/place of learning. In these circumstances, they may be eligiblie for travel asssitance if they meet certain criteria.
To check if you are eligible to receive help with travel to and from school, download Southwark's Travel Assistance policy (pdf, 1mb)
Find more information about School Travel Assistance here.
To apply for travel assistance, you can do so online here:
Or you can download a form for completion here.
For the Post-16 form, please click here
You can get some free legally based advice here from Independent Parental Special Education Advice (IPSEA), who are a national charity.
Here are some other travel options for people with Disabilities and/or Special Educational Needs
Southwark Independent Travel Training Bus provides travel training support to young people in Southwark. For further information or to book a place on the Travel Training Bus, please call
07983 443 545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for more information.
Dial-a-Ride provides door to door transport for disabled people who are unable (or almost unable) to use public transport. This includes buses, trams, London Overground and Underground trains. Click here for more information.
A Freedom Pass gives you completely free travel on almost all public transport in London. It is provided by local borough councils for older or disabled Londoners. You can apply online here
The Disabled Persons Railcard gives you: 1/3 off most rail fares throughout Great Britain, 1/3 off your adult companions fare, It costs £20 a year or £54 for three years. To find out more or buy a Disabled Persons Railcard, click here
The London Taxicard Scheme provides subsidised transport for people with serious mobility impairment and difficulty using public transport. It is available for use anytime, 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year, as long as they have a car available. You can apply for a Taxicard here
The Motability Scheme is for disabled people who have government-funded mobility allowance and want to lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair. Click here for more information.