Travel training helps young people develop independence

The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Bradford award Harris (left) and Keiron their travel training awardsTwo young people who used a special travel training course to support their independence have been presented with awards by The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Bradford.

Kieron and Harris, who are both 17 years old and attend Beechcliffe Special School, did travel training with Bradford Council’s Travel Training Unit and have now been travelling independently for six months.

Travel training is a structured and planned course of training which helps children and young people make their first step towards independence.

The unit works with disabled and non-disabled children and young people who need support, assistance, mentoring and training to plan and use walking routes and all forms of public transport including buses and trains.

The Travel Training Unit supports children and young people on a one-to-one basis or in small groups planning and practising journeys. They also help with learning associated tasks and skills to enable students to travel independently to and from school.

For more information about Travel Training call 01274 436199 or email: traveltraining@bradford.gov.uk

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