Freedom Passes for carers

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-01-17
Session date: 
January 17, 2019
Reference: 
2019/0422
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

I have been contacted by several of my constituents who are disabled, have Freedom Passes, but also have carers. Currently, carers are not eligible for Freedom Passes or anything equivalent, and this makes the reality of travel for them and the person they are carer for very difficult, financially, in many cases. Would you investigate bringing in some form of free or reduced travel for carers for Transport for London services?

Answer

Freedom Passes for carers

Freedom Passes for carers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am aware that a number of authorities across the UK provide free or discounted travel for the companions of disabled people who cannot travel independently.

To date, London Councils who manage the Freedom Pass on behalf of the London Boroughs, have elected not to introduce such a concession.

I would be happy to investigate a scheme on the lines you suggest and raise this with London Councils.