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Living Better Lives (ASC)

Getting out and about

Blue badge parking scheme

Find out about eligibility, how to apply and renew for a blue badge permit.

Blue badge parking scheme

Bus passes

If you are a disabled adult or you are over 60 years old, you may be entitled to apply for free local bus travel.

Bus passes for older and disabled people

TaxiCards

Information about TaxiCards and how to apply.

TaxiCards

Cafes and mobile meals

Local, healthy cafes and local and national mobile meal providers.

Cafes and mobile meals

Changing Spaces

Find out about Changing Spaces and where you can find them in the Borough.

Changing Spaces

Safe Places

Find out about Safe Places including when you might need to use one.

Safe Place

See below a list of organisations that can help you with transport.

Transport services

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    Blue Badge scheme
    Description
    A Blue Badge parking permit will allow you to park in disabled parking bays in town centres and car parks.
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    Blue Badge scheme
    Description
    A Blue Badge parking permit will allow you to park in disabled parking bays in town centres and car parks.
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    Bridge Card
    Description
    If you or the person you care for have difficulty using public transport because of age, disability, illness, or you simply lack confidence, you can carry a Bridge Card.
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    Companion Card
    Description
    A Companion Card lets you take someone with you free of charge when you travel on buses in Tyne and Wear, County Durham, Northumberland and Darlington.
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    EveryDay Care
    Description
    Home support services including cleaning, gardening, pet care, helping with meals and more for people in North and South Tyneside.
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    First Call Healthcare
    Description
    Private care agency that offers clients individual private care packages tailored around their needs.
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    Go North East Get Around
    Description
    This is a great range of discounted tickets for young people and students travelling with Go North East.
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    Go North East Smart Card
    Description
    Go North East has a smart card system for use on their buses called 'the key'.
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    Metro Gold Card
    Description
    If you have a Concessionary Travel Pass, you can apply for a Metro Gold Card.
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    Mobility Equipment Hire Direct
    Description
    This company rents out mobility equipment that can be delivered to locations across the UK and selected holiday destinations worldwide.
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    Motability Operations
    Description
    Motability scheme allowing people to exchange either their higher rate mobility component of disability living allowance or their war pensioners' mobility supplement to obtain a new car, powered wheelchair or scooter.
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    National Key Scheme
    Description
    Radar key for disabled people to access locked public toilets.
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    Nexus
    Description
    Nexus is a provider of public transport operating in Tyne and Wear.
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    TaxiCards
    Description
    TaxiCard offers convenient and affordable transport for some people with restricted mobility.

Request support for yourself, a friend or relative

Need to talk to someone for advice about the right support for you, a friend or relative?

Our team of trained advisers is here to help guide you to the right support to help you remain independent.

This could include connecting you to facilities and resources that are available in your community, finding care support services that you can arrange yourself, or accessing care support from the Council if eligible.

Email the team at LetsTalk@southtyneside.gov.uk or call 0191 424 6000.

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