Companion Bus Pass

 Companion Bus Passes

Many elderly people rely on local buses as their main form of transport. No longer able to drive due to sight loss, illness or disability they are a lifeline for them.

Elderly and disabled passengers are entitled to free bus travel but did you know there is also have a companion bus pass?

A companion pass entitles a companion to travel free with them and is offered by most local councils and can requested when renewing or applying for a bus pass .

You may be entitled to a companion pass if:

  • you have specific disabilities¬†
  • your disability is so severe that you are unable to travel unaccompanied¬†
  • you need provide a letter from a healthcare professional e.g. physiotherapist, podiatrist, nurse etc. confirming that you are unable to travel alone for medical reasons.


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Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference

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