Travel training is designed to help people get more out of life by giving them the confidence to travel independently.
Being able to access public transport helps disabled and vulnerable people to make their own choices about how they live and what they want to achieve.
Who we can help
We help people who may have physical difficulties or be frail. All Fair Access to Care-eligible clients are allocated a budget.
How we can help
The community access team helps you to identify your goals and offers a 12-week travel training course of 24 sessions of 3.5 hours each by accredited travel trainers.
Travel trainers, who provide one-to-one support throughout, can help prepare you for all kinds of travel - perhaps to work, further education or a leisure opportunity.
Travel trainers are there to develop skills such as:
- regaining confidence in using buses, taxis and trains
- how to plan a journey
- getting to know travel routes and timetables
- identification of landmarks
- where to get help
- personal safety, hazard awareness and how to assess risks
- money skills.
Trainers will go with you on your journeys, encouraging and guiding you until we're confident that you have the skills to travel independently.
For more information contact:
Community Access Team
Imperial Wharf Resource Centre
185 Townmead Road
020 7384 6950 (answerphone out of hours)
When telephoning ask for Jon Cooke or Nia Evans