Service Directory

Please note that we are still in the process of developing the online version of the Service Directory. As such information may not be complete or entirely accurate. If you would like to add your organisation or service to the directory, please complete the directory submission form

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Blue Badge Scheme (Social Care)

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| Tel: (01325) 346 200

Blue Badge Scheme is a national scheme providing parking concessions for disabled and blind people. Drivers or passengers who are in receipt of certain disability benefits; are registered blind or have a permanent and substantial disability that makes them unable to walk or considerable difficult to walk are all eligible.

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Car Tax Exemption (DLA)

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| Tel: 08457 123 456

Exemption from car tax can be obtained by those who are claiming the higher rate mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance or The War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement. This exemption can be arranged via the Disability Benefits Unit contacted at 0845 712 3456.

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Concessionary Bus Pass

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| Tel: (01325) 388 799

If you have reached pension age or are eligible disabled you can travel free of charge anywhere in England between 9:30am and 11:00pm on weekdays and at any time on weekends and bank holidays, using a concessionary bus pass.

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Disabled Person's Railcard

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| Tel: 0845 605 0525

If you travel by train and you are in receipt of a disability-related benefit you could be entitled to a Disabled Person’s Rail card. This entitles you to rail tickets at a reduced rate.

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Senior Railcard (Over 60s)

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| Tel: 0844 871 4036

If you travel by train and you are 60 or over you can apply for a Senior Railcard. This entitles you to rail tickets at a reduced rate.

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Tees Valley Transport Brokerage

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| Tel: 07949049822

This Project is led by TVRCC working from bases at Skinningrove Link-Up in East Cleveland and eVOLution in Darlington. It is a 3 year project funded by the BIG Lottery's Reaching Communities Grant Programme and ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) which will extend TVRCC’s successful minibus brokerage scheme in East Cleveland to cover the west Tees Valley.

A minibus brokerage brings together individuals and groups who need safe, affordable transport with locally owned minibuses. The brokerage service provides residents with greater travel opportunities whilst earning increased revenue for minibus owner / operators by maximising usage of their vehicles. It is a win win situation where the community benefits from increased travel opportunities - from a 'one stop shop' where bookings are taken and vehicles and drivers allocated - while usage of local minibuses is increased.

The new project also aims to develop volunteer car schemes and demand-responsive services to enhance our community transport provision in order to cater for individuals as well as community groups.
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| Tel: (01325) 357 345

Age UK Darlington can provide Travel Insurance with no upper age limit and cover for medical conditions wherever possible.

Call today for a free quote.
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