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.
Travel training is for children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and adults who have physical or learning difficulties.
People are eligible if:
The SEND service refer people for travel training if they are eligible.
Our travel trainers work with young people to find out what help they need. They go with the person on some journeys until they are confident on their own.
Training might be one-to-one, in groups or in the classroom. The training gives advice on all the events young people might find on their journeys. It covers:
The training has many benefits including:
The SEND service refer young people to us. Speak to your SEND officer if you would like to know more about getting support.
We are also contacting schools and colleges in Lancashire to find out if they could benefit from the travel 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 our travel training you can contact our friendly team by emailing IndependentTravelTraining@lancashire.gov.uk.