Discretionary Freedom Pass

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1444
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will you consider funding discretionary Freedom passes for people experiencing long term mental health problems so there is a London wide approach to assisting this vulnerable group?

Answer

Answer for Discretionary Freedom Pass

Answer for Discretionary Freedom Pass

Answered By: 
The Mayor

People experiencing long term mental health problems should in general be under the care of their local borough Social Services Department and be eligible for a Disabled Persons Freedom Pass from their borough.

On this basis, I do not believe there is a need for a mayoral initiative in this area.