The Travel Buddy project supports people with learning disabilities who wish to gain independence with their travel.
The team supports people to undertake various journeys such as traveling to work, college, and leisure activities. It is made up of people with learning disabilities who wish to help others to achieve independence.
We currently have a team of Buddies employed on a casual basis, working across Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Bath.
The idea is to offer a different type of transport service to the more 'traditional' taxi or parent/carer providing lifts. The ultimate goal is for the person to become an independent traveller.
Travel Training is tailored to the needs of the trainee and is usually broken down into several sessions, starting with the basics of road safety and how to use public transport, leading ultimately to people learning to travel their chosen route by themselves. We do however offer support to those who already travel independently and just need to learn a new route.
Having a Travel Buddy could change your life in many ways! Watch the videos to find out how.
If you would like to find out more about how the Travel Buddy Project could support you, please contact:
Jo Pilbeam 07901 511 558 or Email Jo
For an application form for Travel Support please contact Joanne MacDonald on 0117 952 8235.