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Availability varies from area to area. Further information on what is available in your area can be found at the local library or tourist information centre.

Community Transport and Community Car Schemes

Derbyshire Connect provides transport to shopping destinations for people unable to use conventional buses because of age, disability or because they live in areas where public transport is limited.
Gold Card holders can use Derbyshire Connect services free-of-charge.

For more information on the scheme and how it could help you please click here.

Travel Cards

Gold Card Scheme
Derbyshire County Council runs a concessionary travel scheme for elderly and disabled persons. Gold Card allows you to travel free, off-peak on local buses throughout the whole of England, get discounts at around 1,000 shops and other local businesses and to borrow items at all Derbyshire and Derby city libraries.

For more information on the Gold Card Scheme and how you can apply please click here.

Disabled Persons Railcard
Rail travel with a Disabled Persons Railcard offers discounted travel to disabled people and a friend/family member. To find out if you are eligible for a card and to apply online please click here.

Radar Keys

If you have a health condition or disability (particularly if you’re a wheelchair-user) finding an accessible toilet that’s clean, tidy and available for you to use can be a challenge. And they’re often kept locked.

Under Radar’s scheme, special locks are installed on public disabled toilet doors to give disabled people priority access. Local authorities have adopted the scheme and ‘Radar toilets’ can now be found in shopping centres, pubs, stores, bus/train stations and other locations nationwide.

How it works
The Radar key gives you independent access to locked public toilets around the country. The provider of the toilet has a key – but with your own key there’s no need to wait for a member of staff to unlock the door. You’re in control.

For more information and to order your key online please click here. You can also download an order form by clicking here.