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Blue Badge, Freedom Pass & Taxicard

Blue Badge

The Blue Badge scheme provides a range of parking benefits for disabled people who travel either as drivers or as passengers. The scheme operates throughout the UK.

Having a Blue Badge helps people who have difficulty in walking to park close to their destination, either as a passenger or driver. However, the badge is only valid for on-street parking and does not automatically apply to other car parks (such as those belonging to the Local Authority, Supermarkets, etc.) or on privately owned roads and at airports. Issuing of the badge is governed by legislation and people have to meet the criteria. The scheme applies to people with a disability that affects their walking significantly.

Inspire has the responsibility for issuing Blue Badges to people of all ages with disabilities on behalf of the London Borough of Bexley.

You can apply for a blue badge here: Blue Badge Application

**Please note Inspire will only accept applications for residents of the London Borough of Bexley**

BB guidance notes May 2023

We now offer assistance to apply on line at our disability shop in Sidcup High Street.

Inspire Living Solutions, 50, High Street, Sidcup, DA14 6ED. Telephone number 0208 300 6038

FAQs – Blue Badge FAQ’s and Help

Freedom Pass

This scheme is operated by Inspire Community trust on behalf on the London Borough of Bexley.
The Freedom Pass allows for free travel on London’s public transport, 24 hours a day on buses, tubes, trams, DLR and off peak travel on National Rail, within the Freedom Pass boundary. All older pass holders and most disabled pass holders can also travel for free on local bus services anywhere in England after peak hours.

The Freedom Pass is paid for by your local council and the scheme is managed by London Councils on behalf of the London boroughs.  

You can apply for your freedom pass by downloading the below forms and returning via email and get more information by emailing


**Please note Inspire will only accept applications for residents of the London Borough of Bexley**


FP Guidance Notes May 2023

FAQs – Freedom Pass FAQ’s and Help


The scheme allows Londoners who have restricted mobility which prevents them from using buses or trains to travel in contractors’ licensed radio taxis-black cabs- at subsidised rates. To be eligible users must be virtually unable to use buses or trains because of either blindness or any permanent or long term disability or injury which seriously impairs the ability to walk.

To join the scheme users must:

  • be able to use ordinary black taxis
  • have access to a telephone (for booking taxis)
  • be resident in a participating London Borough

The scheme works by the user contacting the taxi contractor or a taxi may be hailed or accessed at a taxi rank. At the end of the journey the user pays the fare determined by the particular borough.

For further details visit London Councils – Taxi Card Scheme

Requests relating to trip allocations, chasing applications or any other general enquiries please contact:

Telephone: 0845 415 4156
Fax: 020 7934 9699

For details of specific trips taken, amount of trips used this year/month, estimates on journeys or to make any comments or complaints about the Taxicard scheme please contact:

Computer Cabs

Telephone: 020 7908 0271
Fax: 020 7908 0054

For a Taxicard Application Form, please click on the link below select Bexley from the list of local authorities and download the application form via the attached link:

Apply for a Taxicard

Alternatively you can contact the London Councils offices directly on the numbers above. Please note we do not send out application forms.

Please note that our phone lines are extremely busy and we are unable to provide any updates on the progress of applications.  You will be contacted in due course regarding the outcome or for any additional information as required.

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