Perth and Kinross Council have a list of services for independent travel that may help support the person you care for and make your travelling with your cared for a little easier. Below is a breakdown of some these services but to access the full list please follow the link http://www.pkc.gov.uk/article/11221/Travelling-Independently
The aim of the Thistle Assistance Card is to help anyone who has difficulty using public transport because of their age, disability or illness. It will quickly and easily tell the bus driver about any extra help you may need during your journey.
National Entitlement Card
The National Entitlement Card (NEC) is Scotlands National Smartcard. The NEC offers carers many public services including:
This card can be used for:
For more information and to apply visit www.entitlementcard.org.uk/how-to-get-your-nec
You can also obtain an application form by calling 01738 475000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Companion Concessionary Card - Bus Pass
If you disability requires you to be accompanied when travelling you can apply for a Companion Concessionary Card. This allows both the eligible person and companion to travel free of charge on the same bus journey.
For more information on this please contact Transport Scotland on 0141 2727200 or email email@example.com
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