Ability Travel - travel training for people with special educational needs or disabilities
We have created an easy read travel training guide to explain how the Supported Employment Service can help.
Travel Training gives people with special educational needs or disabilities the confidence and skills to travel independently on buses, trains and walking routes.
Being able to travel on public transport is a key life skill. It lets you make choices about how you live, go about your daily life and fulfil your potential.
During training your Job Coach will cover:
- confidence in using buses or trains
- personal safety
- how to use timetables and buy tickets
- road safety, including how to cope with traffic on major roads
- what to do when things go wrong (e.g. the bus is late)
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- Contact Name
- Ability Travel
- Contact Position
- Ability Travel Service
- 0118 977 8600 0118 977 8600
Molly Millars Lane
- RG41 2PY
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When is it On/Open ?
- Date & Time Information
Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Fridays from 9.00am to 4.30pm
Please feel free to email us with any questions or calls backs on email@example.com
- Session Information
One to One travel training for people over the age of 13
Costs and Fee Information
- Contact provider for costs
- Help with funding is available
- Funding Notes
We can support you to apply for a travel pass and explore other potential funding streams
Facilities and Accessibility
- Additional Information
What is Ability Travel?
Ability Travel is a new and bespoke service which aims to improve the travelling capability of young people with Special Educational Needs and anyone who wants to become an independent traveller.
Ability Travel provide a tailored travel training programme to support you in achieving your independent travel goals and ambitions
What are the benefits?
- Increased opportunity to participate in social and leisure activities
- Improvement of general health and well-being
- Increased confidence and independence
- Decreased reliance on specialist transport and parents/carers
- More opportunities to go out with friends and join clubs
How does the programme work?
The programme takes approximately 6 weeks, but this does depend on individual needs.
- Learning the journey and alternative routes
- Personal and road safety awareness
- Coping strategies and using technology
- Confidence building and increased social interaction
- Handling money and paying fares
- Increasing the confidence of individuals and improving social interaction
Our travel trainers have a wealth of experience supporting people with learning difficulties, SEN, physical disabilities and people with mental health issues. Our staff have enhanced DBS’ and are first aid trained.
We always ensure we work closely with you and your support networks to ensure the appropriate support, guidance and training is given to enable you to maximise your potential.
Accessing this service
- Age Ranges
- 13 +
- Booking and Registration Notes
An initial telephone assessment will be will be required
- Waiting List
- no current waiting list
- Referral notes
Contact us to discuss your travel training needs
- Supporting people with
Mental health conditions
Autism Spectrum Conditions
Children with Additional Needs
Learning and Communication
Other long term conditions
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Local Offer - Support available for children and young people with additional needs
An Ability Coach can support you to travel on your own on a bus, train, waking or cyclying
- Contact Name
- Donna Morgans
- Contact Telephone
- 0118 977 8600
- Contact Email
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