The Companion Card is available to residents of Tyne & Wear who receive certain allowances and are not able to travel without a companion. This means that the companion does not need to buy a ticket. You will automatically qualify for the scheme if you receive either of the following:
- Higher rate care component of the Disability Living Allowance
- Higher rate Attendance Allowance
- Minimum of 8 points in mobility component of Personal independent Payments (PIP)
To apply, complete a Companion Card application form. You can request one by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can get one from Nexus Travel shops.