The organisations below may be able to help you with access and mobility issues (also, click here for our page on mobility and aids to daily living).
If a lack of facilities or provision for disabled people is an issue then get in touch with your local Disability Action Groups
Blue Badge Scheme
Parking concessions for disabled people who are drivers or passengers. If you think you may be entitled to a badge contact one of the centres where you live. Worcestershire County Council encourages online applications.
|Bromsgrove Customer Service Centre||Tel: 01527 881288|
|Droitwich Community Contact Centre||Tel: 01386 565670|
|Evesham Community Contact Centre||Tel: 01386 443322|
|Malvern Hills Customer Service Centre||Tel: 01684 862151|
|Pershore One Stop Shop||Tel: 01386 565000|
|Redditch One Stop Shop||Tel: 01527 535123|
|Worcester Customer Service Centre||Tel: 01905 722233|
|Wyre Forest Customer Service Centre||Tel: 01562 732928|
Website: Bus Passes and Concessionary Fares
National Shopmobility Organisation
Shopmobility is a service that helps all people who consider themselves to have mobility problems (whether through disability, illness or injury) to continue to get around city and town centres independently, with freedom confidence and dignity. Below you’ll find details of the national organisation, and contact details for Shopmobility within Worcestershire.
Telephone: 01527 837736
Evesham Vale Access and Riverside Shopmobility
Telephone: 01386 49230
Telephone: 01527 69922
Telephone: 01905 610523
National Star College
LIFT (learning independence for travel) is a programme developed through The National Star College and funded through Worcestershire County Council. It empowers disabled, disadvantaged and vulnerable people with the skills and confidence to trevel independently to schools, colleges, employment and other locations. The programme offers one to one personalised learning.
The programme is free.
Telephone: 01242 527631
Disability Action Wyre Forest
A network of independent organisations covering England, who offer professional, high quality, information, advice and assessment to individuals who have a medical condition or are recovering from an accident or injury which may affect their ability to drive, access or egress a motor vehicle.
Telephone: 01872 672520
This is a scheme whereby those in receipt of the higher rate of the mobility component of DLA or enhanced mobility component of PIP can use their allowance to get a vehicle or wheelchair, as long as the award is for one year or longer.
Telephone: 0300 4564566
Disabled Motoring UK
Disabled Motoring is a campaigning charity for disabled drivers, passengers and blue badge holders
Telephone: 01508 489449
Community Transport Schemes
These are designed for people who cannot use other means of transport for their journeys
|BURT (Bromsgrove Urban & Rural Transport)||Tel: 01527 879290|
|Community Transport Helpline, Bewdley||Tel: 01299 405820|
|Droitwich Spa Community Cars||Tel: 01905 779778|
|Malvern Community Car Scheme||Tel: 01684 892381|
|Malvern Dial-a-Ride||Tel: 01684 891121|
|Pershore Community Transport||Tel: 01386 554299|
|Redditch Community Transport||Tel: 01527 64910|
|Upton on Severn Community Cars||Tel: 01684 593633|
|Vale of Evesham Community Cars||Tel: 01386 45035|
|Worcester Wheels||Tel: 01905 724274|
|Wyre Forest Dial-a- Ride||Tel: 01562 75508|
|Leigh & Bransford Community Cars||Tel: 01886 832990|
Exemption from Road Tax
You are entitled to exemption from road tax if you are in receipt of the enhanced rate of the mobility component of PIP and the high rate mobility component of DLA or War Pensioners Mobility Supplement.
You can get a 50% discount if you are on PIP mobility at the standard rate.
Radar National Key Scheme
Provides toilets which are accessible for wheelchair users, many of these are kept locked to stop vandalism and controlled by the Radar key
The scheme is run by Disability Rights UK
Keys are available from Worcestershire HUB offices (see contact details under Blue Badge) but phone to check.
Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC)
The Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee’s website provides comprehensive information on its role in advising the Government on the transport needs of disabled people.
You may be eligible for free travel on local bus services between 9.30a.m. and 23.00 weekdays and all day on weekends and bank holidays.
You can download a copy of the application form from:
Check accessibility and disabled access in your area. Write a review.
Travel by Train
British Rail sell a railcard for people with severe and permanent disabilities. They also publish a booklet entitled ‘Rail Travel for Disabled Passengers’ which contains useful information about planning your journey. This is also available online plus an application form for a railcard.
Telephone: Application Helpline 0345 6050525