Being able to get out and about whether to school or college, a job, apprenticeship or training programme or to take part in leisure activities is important for all young people as they prepare for adulthood.
Transport to school or college
Information on school and college transport, including transport policies is available on our school transport pages.
Students who have a Statement of Special Educational Needs or Education Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan) should contact their SEN Casework Officer in the Statutory Assessment Team (SAT) for information on school and college transport. Statutory Assessment Team 01480 372 600, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Using public transport
Information on disabled people’s rights when using public transport is available on GOV UK .
There are some discount schemes and passes that young people may be eligible to apply for:
- A disabled person's bus pass (sometimes called a free or concessionary pass) can be used for free off peak travel on any local bus in England, including London. In Cambridgeshire this means free travel Mondays to Fridays after 9.30am until the last bus and all day on weekends and bank holidays.
- A Disabled Person's Railcard offers a 1/3 off most rail fares throughout Great Britain for those who are eligible.
Learning to drive
Some young people with a disability can drive a car at age 16 if they get, or have applied for, the enhanced rate of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
A ‘safer place’ is a local business or organisation that volunteers to be a designated place of safety for people seeking refuge in times of stress, threat or vulnerability. Safer places display stickers in their windows to tell people they are taking part in the scheme.
A person needing help can then show their stay safe card to a member of staff who will take appropriate action to help them. The card tells people exactly what to do to help the person. This includes their name, the contact details of the person they need to get in touch with and what to do if you cannot get hold of them. To get your own card, please contact VoiceAbility on: 01223 555 837