Support for black cab drivers with mental health problems

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-10-17
Session date: 
October 17, 2019
Reference: 
2019/19626
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What support does TfL offer to black cab drivers suffering from work-related mental health problems? What more could you do as Mayor?

Answer

Support for black cab drivers with mental health problems

Support for black cab drivers with mental health problems

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I take the health and wellbeing of all black cab drivers very seriously.  I would encourage any drivers suffering from mental health concerns to seek the appropriate professional support.

As the licensing authority and regulator for London's taxi and private hire services, Transport for London (TfL) has raised awareness of the importance of health and wellbeing through communications with the trade. It has created a web page to provide licensees with information about organisations that can provide help, support and advice: www.tfl.gov.uk/info-for/taxis-and-private-hire/licensing/health-and-wellbeing.

TfL is also arranging a forum later this year to further raise awareness of the support and services, offered by a range of specialist organisations, available to licensees and to discuss what more can be done to support taxi and private hire drivers.