Social Care Referrals and Family Support

Transport and travelling

The ability to get around safely and reliably is an important part of enjoying a fulfilling life, so transport is a really important part of people's care and support.

Travel to hospital

Another useful thing to remember is that some older and disabled people on low incomes are entitled to free travel to hospital for certain kinds of treatment. Check with your local hospital whether you are eligible for this.

Alexandra hospital, Redditch patient travel services (opens in a new window)

Kidderminster hospital and treatment centre patient travel services (opens in a new window)

Worcestershire Royal hospital patient travel service (opens in a new window)

Help with paying for transport

There are various schemes and benefits available to people with disabilities that provide free transport, or help offset the additional costs of getting around with a disability.

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) offers financial assistance to people under 65 who have difficulty getting around because of a disability or impairment. Find out more information from .GOV.UK website (opens in a new window).


You can also apply for a Disabled Persons Railcard, which gives reductions (but not free travel) on train tickets. Find out more information on the disabled persons railcard website (opens in a new window).

Useful links

Disabled motoring UK (opens in a new window)

Driving mobility (opens in a new window)

National federation of Shopmobility (opens in a new window)

Motability car and scooter scheme (opens in a new window)

Vehicle exempt from vehicle tax (opens in a new window)