On 27th October we received details of the intended changes to the Taxicard scheme in Southwark from Councillor Dora Dixon-Fyle, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care.
Taxicard provides providing subsidised door-to-door transport in licensed black cabs for people who have mobility impairment. Eligibility for the scheme is linked to being in receipt of the higher rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA).
Please find attached a link to the report containing the detail on the decision on changes to the scheme.
The recommendations which have been agreed are:
Double swiping continues with no change.
Further to the public meeting in July, Southwark council will arrange another public meeting to address issues of concern with the actual operation of the Taxicard scheme, we will keep you informed of the date.
Nearest tube – Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).
Nearest Railway Station – Elephant & Castle
Buses from Elephant and Castle – ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45