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Travel and transport

Being able to get out and about in the local community, whether to catch up with friends, do the shopping, or do the kinds of things which interest us, is important for all of us and vital for our physical and mental well-being.

If you have a health problem or disability, or are becoming frailer as you get older, then getting out and about can be a challenge. But this does not mean that you are not entitled to lead an active life away from your home. And there are many ways in which you can overcome problems with mobility and other difficulties and continue to get out into the world around you.

This section will tell you about the different options available to help you get out and about, with information on accessible public transport, travel concessions, scooter and wheelchair hire schemes, parking, freedom passes and much more.     

If you are having problems with your mobility you may also want to take a look at our pages on Regaining your independence, Help with walking and mobility, and Equipment to help at home