Postcode Lottery?

I recently moved from a London borough to Essex. When I was diagnosed and in London I was given a freedom pass and offered a Taxi card which I declined. Now living in Essex I am told by the local authority that they do not offer anything. Is this correct?

I think it is down to undividual councils what (if anything) they offer, yes.

I get the impression Essex is meaner than adjacent London boroughs.

My mum, a pensioner, lives in Essex, but does NOT get free tube travel (I think she might get free bus; I’m not sure).

Her friend, who lives just over the boundary, gets free everything. So if they go anywhere together on the Underground, Mum has to pay, whilst her friend does not!


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