There are a number of services to help you get out and about around the city. These include the Disabled persons parking badge (Blue Badge) scheme, and other benefits and discounts. For more information on any of these services please contact us.
SCA Transport Dial-A-Ride
SCA Southampton Care Services is a dial-a-ride service which takes its members from door to door. It’s easy to join your local scheme. You can join if you have a medical condition that makes using public transport hard. They can carry people who use wheelchairs.
There is a small charge for membership and you pay a fare every time you travel. You need to book your journey by phone at least a day before you want to travel and your carer, if you have one, can travel with you. They do not have to be a member but they do have to pay a fare.
For more information phone 023 8022 2289 between 9am and 1pm and they will post a form to you.
Southampton City Shopmobility
Southampton City Shopmobility provides electric and manual wheelchairs and scooters to people with limited mobility enabling them to access the city centre and shop independently. It is run by Southampton Voluntary Services and funded by Southampton City Council.
They also provide a Shopping Companion service, enabling those people with visual impairment, or mobility impairment to be accompanied and assisted with their shopping needs.
For more information please visit their website using the link in the box below.
If you have difficulty getting to hospital you may be able to use the Patient Transport Service to help you get to your appointments. If you are unable to use this service, and you are receiving certain benefits, you may be able to claim back the cost of getting to hospital through the Hospital Travel Costs scheme.
Speak to your GP, Care manager or whoever is arranging your hospital visits to find out whether you are eligible for either of these services.
Benefits and discounts
If you have a disability which makes getting about difficult you may be eligible for benefits and discounts. These include Central Government benefits such as the Mobility allowance and road tax exemption, and local benefits such as Itchen Bridge tokens. Please contact us for more information.