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.
Referrals to the service come directly from the schools the young person attends and can be discussed at the young person’s annual review.
After meeting the young 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.
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 from service users
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”
Banes Travel Support Co-ordinator
Wiltshire Independent Travel Support
The Independent Living Centre
St. George’s Road
The WITS Travel Supporters are: