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.