Barnet council has cancelled Freedom Passes for adults with mental health issues and other disabilities like autism without giving any notice. This has meant that many people have found out for the first time that their Pass has been cancelled while trying to use public transport. Others have had their Pass cancelled as a result of a reassessment, despite there being no change in their condition.
We think this is wrong and that all these Passes that have been cancelled should be reinstated immediately.
Barnet's Labour councillors have reported this problem to the council, who have agreed that no further Passes will be cancelled pending a review.
We the undersigned petition Barnet council to immediately re-instate all Freedom Passes for adults with disabilities that have been cancelled without notice, or through reassessment where their condition has not changed, pending the outcome of a review into these cancellations, and that the council issue clear guidelines on eligibility following this review, including a notice period if an assessment is necessary, and automatic renewal where there is no change in an individual's condition.