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Banes Travel Support and WITS

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We are an award winning independent project We currently offer initial travel support to young people who would like to travel independently for School, college or training as part of the Bath and North East Somerset SEND contract with the Council.

After meeting the person for the first time, we design an individual programme of support depending on their skills and needs.

A travel supporter will accompany the person on their journey until they become confident.
We can work on skills like planning a journey, road safety, telling the time, using money or a bus pass and help to build confidence.

The only cost to the individual are any bus or train fares although where possible we will assist people to apply for disabled person passes.

Many of the young people who use the Banes project find that they not only become independent travellers but the skills and confidence they gain opens up further opportunities.

Feedback comments from service users who have completed their travel training through Banes Travel Support:

“It was very useful to me and I can travel independently to and from college”

“You had someone to show you the way to the place”

“It allowed our son to learn his journey with someone in ‘authority’ rather than a family member”

“Having someone to show me and help”

“For the first time ever, I go into town to meet friends, I do this regularly”

“I thought the travel assistants were very helpful and friendly, my confidence has improved”

Please click here to download a video of the Wiltshire Independent Travel Support.


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er North
Banes Travel Support

Co-ordinator
Wiltshire Independent Travel Support
The Independent Living Centre
St. George’s Road
Semington
BA14 6JQ
01380 871800

peternorth.wsun@btconnect.com

click here to download the WITS enquiry form

The WITS Travel Supporters are:
Marie Hillcoat
Christine Keepence

Page last updated: February 7th, 2019 at 10:55 am