Transport means independence
Transport helps to get us to college, work, the doctor, a friend's house - and accessible Accessible means something is easy for people to use or join in with. For example: Accessible writing means the writing is easy to read and understand. transport can transform someone’s life.
That means clear signs and timetables, easy-read information, trained customer A customer is a person who buys something or uses a service A service gives people what they need, like healthcare services that help people when they are ill, and support services that give people support. . -facing staff, and accessible toilets, priority seating and ramps.
Without these accessible services, life can be a lot more difficult.
Why is transport important?
Most people with a learning disability A learning disability is to do with the way someone's brain works. It makes it harder for someone to learn, understand or do things. 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.
How to get the support you need
Phone or email the Learning Disability Helpline, which is our advice and support service, for guidance and information about what support we can offer you.
Or why not take a look at our online community? This is a place for parents and family carers of people with a learning disability to share experiences, advice and support.