If you cannot use public transport, taxis are an alternative form of transport. You can use GMPTE vouchers to pay for taxi travel at a reduced rate. Check your phone directory for details of local taxi firms or look online.
Some taxi drivers have successfully completed training in disability awareness. These are listed in Disability Stockport and Stockport Council’s Disability Friendly Transport guide.
Citizens Advice guide to Carer's Allowance https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/sick-or-disabled-people-and-carers/carers-allowance/ Useful information on Carer's Allowance ...read more
Citizens Advice Guide to Personal Independence Payments https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/sick-or-disabled-people-and-carers/pip/ Great guide to PIP from Citizens advice...read more
Benefits for people who are sick or disabled https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/sick-or-disabled-people-and-carers/benefits-for-people-who-are-sick-or-disabled/ Guide to benefits from Citizens Advice...read more
Great ESA application guide from Citizens adviceread more
Carer's Allowance If you are a looking after someone, you may be entitled to Carer's Allowance. You don't have to be related to the person who you are caring for More information on this Government website https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance More......read more
Attendance Allowance If you are mentally or physically disabled and over 65 you could be entitled to Attendance Allowance to help with the cost of personal care More information on this Government website https://www.gov.uk/attendance-allowance ...read more
Ring and Ride Address: Unit 1 – 4 Crown Industrial Estate, Kenwood Road, Reddish, Stockport, SK5 6PH Phone: 0845 688 4933 Fax: 0161 432 9222 Web: www.tfgm.com/public-transport/ring-and-ride-minibuses Email: CMU@ringandride.info...read more
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) Address: 2 Piccadilly Place, Manchester, M1 3BG Phone: 0161 244 1000 (or 0871 200 2233 for help travelling to and from train stations) Fax: 0161 244 1011 Web: www.tfgm.com...read more
Communicare This small volunteer-led charity provides transport in some areas in and around Stockport: Bramhall and Woodford: phone 0161 439 6000 Cheadle Hulme: phone 0161 485 5353 The Heatons: phone 0161 474 4444 Werneth: phone 0793 132 4201 High Lane:...read more
Stockport Car Scheme Stockport Car Scheme provides volunteer drivers to help people who struggle to use public transport and disabled people and their carers with shopping trips, social groups, day centres, visiting and health appointments. Address: The Heatons...read more