Travel training is designed to help young people get more from life by giving them the confidence to travel independently.
Being able to access public transport helps people to make their own choices about how they live and what they want to achieve.
Travel training can help overcome barriers to:
• Independent Journeys to School/College
• Social Inclusion
• Access to Leisure Facilities
Trainers will accompany trainees on their journeys, providing encouragement and guidance until they feel confident that trainees have developed the appropriate skills to travel independently.
The team of specialists travel trainers are there to help develop skills such as:
• Coping with traffic on major roads, with and without pedestrians crossing
• Confidence in using buses and trains
• How to plan a journey
• Familiarisation of travel routes and timetables
• Identification of landmarks
• Where to get help
• Personal safety
• Money skills
Trainers work with young people under the age of 18yrs, who have additional needs with an education statement, to enable them to use public transport services. They help prepare participants for travel on journeys to school, sixth form or college.
Help is also available on walking routes.
For further details on the Travel Training Scheme, please see attached leaflet.