We know that Independent Travel Training works. For over a decade, Pure Innovations have supported hundreds of young people to develop the skills and confidence they need to be able to use public transport independently and safely. We also understand that it is often better for people to be able to speak to those who have benefitted from the Independent Travel Training programme and ask the sort of questions they want to ask.
Therefore, we have recruited some parents who, along with their family, have seen first-hand the impact travel training has had on the family. They too however, also had the initial worries, fears and apprehensions that come with giving your child greater independence. You can meet our Parent Ambassadors at the bottom of this page.
Travel training is all about moving young people away from Local Authority transport and teaching them to travel on their own either by bus, train or tram.
Travel training has been shown to give people greater control in their lives, empowering them to make decisions and enabling them to take advantage of opportunities in their communities.
If you have Covid-19 related concerns about travel in Greater Manchester please take a look at this page on the Transport for Greater Manchester website. It is full of information and advice on how to stay safe.
Pure Innovations provides an individualised package enabling young people to fully access their local community. Using structured training with their own dedicated travel trainer, each young person has one-to-one support as they complete regular routes to school or college. Journeys are broken into easily manageable segments. Each one is mastered until independence is built up over the entire route.
The programme includes contingency strategies for unforeseen events such as a bus not turning up. The sensible alternatives are explored and practised with full support from the Travel Trainer.
Travelling is one of life’s essential skills. The benefits of travelling independently are far reaching in allowing young people to fulfil their potential. It opens up many more opportunities in education, leisure and employment. Learning this skill alongside a young person’s peers builds confidence and self esteem.
“A fantastic programme – helped me support my child to move to the next step of independence. Highly recommend this course to support young people’s transition to independence.”Nick's Mum on her son completing Travel Training
We have trained hundreds of young people to use public transport competently and confidently. Please contact our Travel Training Team for more information.
Paul: Paul.Wainhouse@pureinnovations.co.uk 07540 013069
Our services are run in partnership with local authorities.
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