The Independent Travel Team offer travel training to enable individuals with disabilities to travel independently to and from school, college and other social activities.
Our travel trainers work with individuals to identify the level and type of training they require, and then accompany the trainee on their journeys until they are able to travel independently.
Travel training helps people develop the skills they need to travel independently and safely on public transport, by foot or by bike.
It aims to help people travel on their own without fear so they can get to work, to education, or places where they want to go to for leisure.
The training is for people who are less able or less inclined to travel independently. It is primarily aimed at children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and adults who have physical or learning difficulties.
People eligible for travel training will usually be identified by special educational needs coordinators (SENCOs), teachers, parents or carers.
People are eligible if:
The training has many benefits including:
The county council’s Independent Travel Training Team work together with the Lancashire Volunteer Partnership and school staff to implement and deliver the TITAN training scheme across Lancashire.
Travel training works by supporting young people on a set programme of learning, which provides advice on all the events they might find on their journeys.
Training might be one-to-one, in groups or in the classroom. It is delivered in three modules which cover:
This is a free service, there is no cost to schools or students who are referred for training.
Our Independent Travel Team will be making contact with schools and colleges in Lancashire to find out if you could benefit from the TITAN training programme.
However, if we haven’t contacted you or you would like more information, please get in touch with us using the online enquiry form.
If you would like more information about TITAN travel training you can contact our friendly team by emailing IndependentTravelTraining@lancashire.gov.uk.