Manchester mainstreams travel training
GMPTE are taking their approach towards mainstreaming travel training for disabled people forward by hosting a symposium in Manchester on 13 January 2009.
The event which is entitled "Travel Training in Greater Manchester: The Way Forward - a Strategic Approach for Everyone" is aimed at local authorities and health authorities and is being delivered to help promote the benefits of travel training in helping promote social inclusion for everyone by making better use of existing public transport networks.
The event, the first of its kind in Europe, will see professional speakers from the U.S.A., Austria, Sweden and the U.K. present on schemes which help people of all ages, young and old, learn to use public transport. GMPTE are also combining their approach to travel training with another project which aims to stop learning disabled people being bullied when using public transport.
U R On Board is a project which aims to promote the consequences of bullying disabled people among schoolchildren by developing and promoting an education based resource pack in schools in one district in Greater Manchester. This project also helps learning disabled people gain skills to deal with bullying, should they become victims of this.
To know more about the outcomes of this event, or about the UR On Board project, please contact: David Partington