Independent Travel Training
Ealing Mencap Travel Training
Travelling is an essential life skill; our aim is that all of our students become safe, independent travellers. Our Travel Training Project has successfully supported over 150 young people to become independent travellers in their local borough.
Our team of travel trainers offer 1-1 person centred travel training to students with disabilities aged 11-16 years.
We work most frequently in special schools but are available to work into mainstream schools and colleges. We work with each student for as long as is necessary for them to be able to undertake their journey independently. Our experience indicates that placements can take anything from 6 weeks to 18 months
We teach our students to travel independently from home to school or college.
Who is Eligible?
- Aged 11 – 16 and living within the London Borough of Hounslow.
- Be in receipt of travel assistance from the borough.
- Attending school or college to learn specific route.
What we offer:
- Learning a route
- Road safety
- Asking for help
- Problem solving
- Stranger awareness
We work closely with parents or carers and schools/colleges throughout the training, ensuring everyone is informed, consulted and comfortable with what is happening.
We continue to be involved with our students when they are travelling independently. To ensure they are staying safe on their journey, we offer top up training and support if any problems arise.
To find out more please email.
- Referral required?
- Who needs to make the referral?
- Parents/ Carers, School Travel Assistance, Teachers, SENCOs and Social Workers can refer young people to our service.
- Age Range
- SEND Details
Travel Training is aimed specifically at young people with special educational needs and disabilities. The emphasis is on increasing inclusion in society and pathways to accessing education and employment.
Placements are person centred to meet the individual needs of the student.
Who to contact
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