Travel training helps those who need extra help or support to make journeys safely on their own using public transport. The term ‘travel training’ can include a very wide range of support and help by:
- providing short-term help to familiarise people with how public transport works in their area and giving them the confidence to use it; or
- providing longer term, regular, intensive one-to-one training to learn the most important skills.
Many of us take for granted access to transport and the ability to travel. However, access to transport and the ability to use it safely and independently involves for many people some kind of support.
Travel training can provide this support and can help students to take part fully in all that society has to offer, to make journeys so they can use services and join in activities that would otherwise not be available.