Free bus pass for people in Cornwall with medical conditions (Available in other counties)
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Free bus pass for people in Cornwall with medical conditions (Available in other counties)

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Found 2nd Oct 2015
Do you have a medical condition which would affect your ability to hold a driving license & live in Cornwall? If so pop along to your local library or one stop shop with a letter from your G.P stating that you would be refused a driving license also stating why you would be refused. Someone at the library will take a passport sized photo of you ( for free ) & help you fill out a two minute application form. Also take along a utility bill as a form of identification & you will soon be sent a photo bus pass in your name, show this pass on any bus & your bus tickets will be free!
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You can get this any area in the UK, it's not just Cornwall
Edited by: "karenhornby" 2nd Oct 2015
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You can get this any area in the UK, it's not just Cornwall
Edited by: "karenhornby" 2nd Oct 2015
I have a free travel card and I'm from London. So it's national really. But it's good to post it, as not many people will know
good post heat added
nothing new here and it can be done it any county. But highlighting the fact may help some
karenhornby

You can get this any area in the UK, it's not just Cornwall



​how do you apply if your not in cornwall as i know someone who will greatly benefit from this
Thanks to op,
Will pass this onto my mates dad,
Losing sight in both eyes, so cant drive
this will get him out and about a bit more!
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bbygirl

​how do you apply if your not in cornwall as i know someone who will g … ​how do you apply if your not in cornwall as i know someone who will greatly benefit from this


Type in National bus pass concession on your local council website? Hope this helps
Original Poster
*The term medical condition covers physical and mental health conditions
Nice to see local governments taking some initiative, I am appalled at what the government has done with the benefits system ESA/IB and joined the petition on the publication of death figures after the cuts.
What's the going rate for property in Cornwall?
cicobuff

Nice to see local governments taking some initiative, I am appalled at … Nice to see local governments taking some initiative, I am appalled at what the government has done with the benefits system ESA/IB and joined the petition on the publication of death figures after the cuts.



This isn't local gov, it's national. The gov mandate local councils to implement this, the pass can be used anywhere in England. Scotland and Wales have similar schemes.
mickrick

What's the going rate for property in Cornwall?



House prices are the highest in the UK apart from The South East and London with average wages much lower than the North of England.
Tony68k

This isn't local gov, it's national. The gov mandate local councils to … This isn't local gov, it's national. The gov mandate local councils to implement this, the pass can be used anywhere in England. Scotland and Wales have similar schemes.



But is only issued in Cornwall....if the govt mandates local councils to implement, why are the mandates not implemented in other counties.
I got mine in Leicester originally, but my OH has one in Hertfordshire, if you are entitled to one, pop down to the local council they can get it sorted for you pretty much there and then if you have all your medical letters ect and a passport sized photo.
Also can apply here.gov.uk/app…ass

Edited by: "EuroPear" 3rd Oct 2015
abw

House prices are the highest in the UK apart from The South East and … House prices are the highest in the UK apart from The South East and London with average wages much lower than the North of England.



As Adam Goldberg would so eloquently put it, oh balls.
lookafterthepennies

Type in National bus pass concession on your local council website? Hope … Type in National bus pass concession on your local council website? Hope this helps



Was thinking the same as Bbygirl too really?, so thanx also. :-)
Good news guys! Cornish is now available on Google translate
Edited by: "cb-uk" 5th Oct 2015
lookafterthepennies

Do you have a medical condition which would affect your ability to … Do you have a medical condition which would affect your ability to hold a driving license & live in Cornwall?...


What kind of medical condition affects your ability to live in Conwall?

Cornwallphobia perhaps???
If you have a London post code you can get one for just being 60.
Elsewhere old age doesn't start until you are 65.
Edited by: "jeremyboden" 7th Oct 2015
cicobuff

But is only issued in Cornwall....if the govt mandates local councils to … But is only issued in Cornwall....if the govt mandates local councils to implement, why are the mandates not implemented in other counties.



They are. All local councils issue bus passes for people with certain medical conditions, visual impaired people, and people of a certain age. Once issued, they can be used across England. Some local councils even add additional benefits that central government don't mandate, such as peak-time travel, rail travel, etc., but these bonus add-on's seem to be getting cut as local councils need to make savings.
Tony68k

They are. All local councils issue bus passes for people with certain … They are. All local councils issue bus passes for people with certain medical conditions, visual impaired people, and people of a certain age. Once issued, they can be used across England. Some local councils even add additional benefits that central government don't mandate, such as peak-time travel, rail travel, etc., but these bonus add-on's seem to be getting cut as local councils need to make savings.



Thanks, that contradicts really the heading of this thread, obviously it is not just the Cornish that benefit from this.
Banned
what about diabetes. she uses 2 different insulin 3 times a day and is on 7 medication
sofiasar

what about diabetes. she uses 2 different insulin 3 times a day and is on … what about diabetes. she uses 2 different insulin 3 times a day and is on 7 medication



If the DVLA says she can't drive, then she should be entitled to a free bus pass. Otherwise, medical evidence, such as a doctors letter will often convince a local council to issue a free pass.
Just typed in National bus pass concession on council website as advised on earlier comment by lookafterthepennies. This is what came up.....
Go to Dudley Website Home Page
Your Results Search took 0.07 seconds.
Did you mean: National bus **** concession

narrow your search

No narrowing is possible for this search query.
Jennylane

Just typed in National bus pass concession on council website as advised … Just typed in National bus pass concession on council website as advised on earlier comment by lookafterthepennies. This is what came up.....Go to Dudley Website Home Page Your Results Search took 0.07 seconds.Did you mean: National bus **** concessionnarrow your searchNo narrowing is possible for this search query.



So, if there's a PTE in your region, such as Leeds is covered by Metro, Sheffield by SYPTE, Dudley by Centro, then the PTE issue the passes. I your case go here for details of the disabled pass:
Centro Disabled Pass
Or
Centro Elderly Persons Pass

A better search term is location + ENCTS
Edited by: "Tony68k" 23rd Oct 2015
Any county should offer this, and then your bus travel is free nationwide. Also from personal experience, it also isn't just dependent on whether your medical condition specifically affects your ability to drive, but they consider whether it affects your ability to travel, e.g. limited mobility, disability relating to one or both arms, learning difficulty related disability.
For those in the West Midlands, free 'local' train and tram travel is also included i.e. within West Midlands boundaries.
One annoying thing to note that isn't always made clear though, you have to remember you can't use the pass before (I think) 9:30am.

gov.uk/app…ass
Edited by: "Katanaqui" 6th Nov 2016
Thurrock Council in Essex do these. I should know, because it's how I got my one. You do have to re-apply every two years though but it's usually a formality.
I've had one in scunny for about 14 years since losing driving licence due to developing a visual impairment. Great saves me a tenner a week on bus fares but not a deal in my mind
scunny

I've had one in scunny for about 14 years since losing driving licence … I've had one in scunny for about 14 years since losing driving licence due to developing a visual impairment. Great saves me a tenner a week on bus fares but not a deal in my mind



Agreed. I think that's why OP put it in Freebies and not deals It's great getting the message out to people who don't know about this sort of freebie, so definitely deserves to be on this site.
My wife has just received one in West Yorkshire. As she has difficulty getting on/off the bus, she also has a 'C' added to her pass that allows a companion to travel with her for free. The companion can only travel for free in the 'issuing' local authority, whereas the pass holder can travel anywhere in england for free.

Hope this helps someone.
bbygirl

​how do you apply if your not in cornwall as i know someone who will g … ​how do you apply if your not in cornwall as i know someone who will greatly benefit from this


I live in Scotland & apply at my local council office for my son's pass. Hope this helps.
neilmacdonald716

My wife has just received one in West Yorkshire. As she has difficulty … My wife has just received one in West Yorkshire. As she has difficulty getting on/off the bus, she also has a 'C' added to her pass that allows a companion to travel with her for free. The companion can only travel for free in the 'issuing' local authority, whereas the pass holder can travel anywhere in england for free.Hope this helps someone.



​really? my mum was told its only for use in west yorkshire for free travel,
its a shame they are only for use after 9.30am
kellydaniel123

its a shame they are only for use after 9.30am



Not always - my council allows them to be used from 9am
kellydaniel123

​really? my mum was told its only for use in west yorkshire for free t … ​really? my mum was told its only for use in west yorkshire for free travel,


Yip, really. TBH, we haven't used it at all yet to test it. But they were quite clear - free travel in W.Yorks, but I would pay anywhere else & my wife would travel free.
My 17 year old son has dyspraxia , he was turned down for free bus pass as they said he wasn't disabled enough grrr
what are the medical condtions ?
copystuff

what are the medical condtions ?



Is varies depending on what each local authority decides, but generally anything stopping someone from driving is included.
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