Independent Travel Training

Travelling to school, college, work, to see friends and to access local services is important and some people may feel they need extra support to feel confident to do so.  Independent Travel Training is designed to support young people with a special educational need or disability to access public transport services, in order to learn how to travel independently and safely. The aim is to provide you with the skills needed to confidently travel on your own with confidence. Read more about Independent Travel Training in Sutton. 

Transport for London offers a free travel mentoring service supports people using public transport so they can gain confidence to become independent travellers. Read more about Transport for London's travel mentoring service (external link). 

Sutton Community Transport also supports you to travel independently to help combat social isolation by providing transport solutions/services. Read more about Sutton Community Transport (external link). 

If you are over 18, would like to get a job but are unable/worried about traveling to your place of work you may be eligible for an Access to Work grant. The support offered is based on individual needs, and could include a grant to assist with additional costs of practical support (called reasonable adjustments) in the workplace or for those working from home.  Download information about reasonable adjustment (PDF, 3.6MB). 

To check eligibility and how to apply visit the Job Help website.

Download the Access to Work easy read factsheet (PDF, 4.6MB)

 Visit the DWP YouTube sign channel for British Sign Language videos about Access to Work (external link).


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