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Help and support for travel

There are many organisations and services that can help you with transport and travel costs.

Help and support for travel

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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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    Motability
    Description
    Financial help towards the cost of driving lessons, vehicles and adaptations.
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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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    Nexus
    Description
    Nexus is a provider of public transport operating in Tyne and Wear.
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    Toll concessions
    Description
    Badge holders are exempt from tolls at certain river crossings, bridges and tunnels.
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    Travel passes
    Description
    There are a number travel passes and schemes available in South Tyneside including the Blue Badge scheme, bus passes and other discount cards.

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