The Taxicard scheme is run by Hammersmith & Fulham Council and London Councils.
If you are disabled or blind and need to be picked up at your door, the Taxicard scheme can be a great help. The scheme is for people with serious mobility difficulties who find using public transport very difficult or impossible. It allows people to travel in designated licensed London radio taxis at a reduced rate.
You can qualify for the Taxicard scheme even if you have a Freedom Pass or use other mobility or door-to-door services.
Who is eligible?
You automatically qualify for the Taxicard scheme if:
- you receive the higher rate mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance
- you receive Attendance Allowance – Higher Rate
- you receive the War Pension Mobility Supplement
- you are registered severely sight impaired
- you receive the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and have scored eight points or more in the ‘Moving Around’ category within the Mobility Component.
In Hammersmith & Fulham you automatically qualify for a Taxicard if you are a Blue Badge holder. See information on parking and Blue Badges on the People First website
How to apply
To apply for a Taxicard please fill in the Taxicard scheme application form (pdf) and send it to:
Hammersmith Town Hall Extension
King Street, Hammersmith W6 9JU
If you have any queries please contact the accessible transport team.
Lost, stolen or faulty Taxicards
There is a £10 charge for replacements for lost, stolen or faulty Taxicards. Taxicard holders should ring London Councils on 020 7934 9791, Monday to Sunday, 8am to 8pm.
To book a journey
If you have a Taxicard then you can book a journey online.
Extra support in Hammersmith & Fulham
The community access team offers a support service to help you with everyday activities such as going to the shops, cafes or a restaurant. It includes training to use buses, the Tube and taxis independently and with confidence.
Other information and advice
Transport For All is an independent group which campaigns on behalf of disabled and older transport users.