Taxi and Private Hire Drivers and Mental Health Support (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-06-20
Session date: 
June 20, 2019
Reference: 
2019/12063
Question By: 
David Kurten
Organisation: 
Brexit Alliance Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

There was a senior taxi reps meeting on the 10 April 2019. When will the meeting discussion notes will be made publicly available, including discussions about the mental health of taxi drivers?

Answer

Taxi and Private Hire Drivers and Mental Health Support (3)

Taxi and Private Hire Drivers and Mental Health Support (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The notes of the senior taxi reps meeting on 10 April 2019 are still being compiled and will be circulated to meeting attendees for their input.  A final version will then be provided to all meeting attendees.

With regard to the discussion, I understand this was about the health and overall wellbeing of all taxi and private hire drivers. TfL reaffirmed the measures it is taking to assist drivers with a dedicated web page providing drivers with details of organisations they can contact if they feel they need advice, guidance or help.  It is also exploring bringing specialists from these fields together, alongside senior representatives from the taxi and private hire industry, to explore the help that is available to individual drivers.

For some time, articles on wellbeing have also been published both in On Route magazine and in weekly emails that are sent to 150,000 licensees.