Transport means independence - getting us to college, work, the doctor, a friend's house. And accessible transport can transform someone’s life.

That means clear signs and timetables, easy-read information, trained customer-facing staff, and accessible toilets, priority seating and ramps.

Without these accessible services, life can be a lot more difficult. For many people with a learning disability and their carers, the barriers to travel are still up.

This can make getting from one place to another a frustrating and sometimes scary experience.

Often it’s hard to know what support you can get on buses, taxis, trains and at the airport. Our information aims to make it a bit easier.

Why is transport important?

Most people with a learning disability cannot drive, and many families with a disabled child do not have a car. Good transport links can quite simply be the difference between living independently and not.

Reliable accessible transport services make it possible to get to a job, get to doctor's appointments, go to a day centre, meet friends in town - without depending on support workers, friends or family.

 

Get in touch, we're here for you

The Learning Disability Helpline is our free help and advice line.

Our team can offer advice, information and discuss what support Mencap can offer tailored to your needs, in your area.

Call or email us

You might also like

Subsidised transport

Free bus passes, subsidised railcards, and other transport schemes
Read more

Your rights to support on transport

Support you're entitled to on buses, taxis, trains, planes and ferries
Read more

Local transport initiatives

From bicycle clubs to travel buddies, find out about local transport schemes
Read more