Half price bus and tram travel for care leavers to be offered in London

A new travel concession for care leavers (aged 18-25) has been opened for applications which will allow successful applications to travel on buses and trams in London for half price.

The new concession was announced by Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and looks to support 15,000-16,000 care leavers across London aged between 18 and 25. This will allow them to travel more affordably whilst they transition from care into independent living.

Sadiq Khan said: “Leaving care can be extremely challenging or daunting for young adults who can feel unprepared for the transition to independent living. Many care leavers lack the resources needed to continue training or gain meaningful employment once leaving care, which can, in turn, lead to both financial and emotional hardship. That’s why I’m pleased to announce that today my new care leavers travel concession has opened for applications, meaning care leavers aged between 18 and 25 who live in London can apply for half-price bus and tram travel. This will give these young people a helping hand to thrive in this next stage of their lives as we continue to build a better, fairer London for everyone.”

Care leavers who wish to apply for the concession will need to liaise with their responsible London borough who will then provide eligibility information to TfL. An administration fee of £20 will apply and applications should be made online at https://photocard.tfl.gov.uk/.

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