Getting to and from work, to the supermarket and to visit family can be both difficult and confusing, but transport training helps to simplify the process and encourage independence.
The one-on-one training is specific not only to the person, but to the particular place they wish to travel, whether it is to a friend’s house, to their local shopping centre, or place of work.
The professional trainers help to identify the best and safest route, compiling a book of pictures of the bus, train or tram stop and landmarks along the way.
They also go on the trip with the individual at the time they are most likely to catch public transport, to help them gain confidence in catching public transport and also to help plan the best way to get from the stop to their desired location.
Training also involves how to:
- Hail a bus
- Safely board the bus, train or tram
- Validate tickets
- Buy a Metrocard
- Stay safe on public transport, and in transit to your destination
Safety is a key component of the training, and the transport training team can also help to install navigation tools on the individual’s phone, so their family or carer can have peace of mind they arrived safely at their destination.