Taxicard is a scheme in London that gives cheaper travel for disabled people who cannot easily use public transport. People with MS who have mobility or cognitive issues could get a Taxicard.
Taxicard holders can take door to door journeys in licensed London taxis and private hire vehicles. Taxicards can be used any time - 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
How much discount does a Taxicard give?
Each London borough can choose how much discount a Taxicard gives.
A Taxicard from Harrow Council gives up to £8.30 off the cost of the taxi. The minimum fare is £3.50.
Other London boroughs give different amounts off taxi journeys.
Is there a limit to how many trips you can take?
It is also up to each London borough what limits the Taxicard has.
From 1 April 2014 there is a maximum of 40 trips per year for Taxicards from Harrow Council.
How do you get a Taxicard?
Taxicards are for people who have difficulties with mobility (including breathing problems and sight loss). People with MS who live in Harrow might be able to get a Taxicard if both of these are true:
if you have mobility issues
you have difficulty using public transport
Or, if any of these are true, you can automatically get a Taxicard:
you already get the higher rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
you are registered blind
you already get the War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement
To find out if you can get one, apply for a Taxicard: