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Blue Badge

The Blue Badge Scheme helps severely disabled people by letting them park close to their destination. The Blue Badge holder can be the driver or a passenger.

Fare Car

Fare Car operates like a shared taxi service. Passengers can book and pay separately, but share a timetabled journey. There are ten Fare Car schemes operating in Devon and anyone can book them with 24 hours notice. For more information about the scheme and a timetable call 01392 382800 or email

Bus pass

The National Bus Pass entitles older people and those with certain disabilities to free off-peak travel on local buses anywhere in England. If you can only use the bus with the help of a companion they can also have a bus pass to travel with you.

The Devon Access Wallet scheme is an initiative to help make journeys by bus or train easier for anyone with communication difficulties, people with disabilities, deaf people and those whose first language is not English. Devon Access Wallet – Travel Devon


The Senior Railcard and the Disabled Persons Railcard offer one third off rail fares for eligible passengers. Apply for a Senior Railcard through Devon County Council to save 20 per cent off the usual price.

Community transport

Community Transport is provided by a network of voluntary organisations that help people get to the shops, services, medical appointments or leisure activities where no alternative or suitable transport is available.


The Motability Scheme allows people with a disability to use their mobility allowance to lease a car, scooter or powered wheelchair.

Scooters and powered wheelchairs

If you struggle with walking a scooter or powered wheelchair may help you to get around. Visit the Independent Living Centre to find out about the range of products available, have the chance to try some out and get information about prices and suppliers.

Find services, groups and clubs in Devon on the Pinpoint website

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Find equipment solutions to stay active, safe and independent.

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