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Independent Travel Training for young people aged 14+ with SEND

Independent Travel Training is the teaching of the skills required to enable an individual with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities to start travelling independently and safely to and from school/college or place of work and within their local community with confidence.

Travel Training involves teaching an individual to walk a particular route or travel by public transport, some methods of transport may be more appropriate than others depending on the individual or where they live.

Traveling independently is an important skill to gain as part of preparing for adulthood and developing an individual’s independence, confidence, resilience and self-esteem. It enables easier access to future educational and employment opportunities and a vast range of transferable skills will be developed.  

Who can access Independent Travel Training? 

To be eligible for Independent Travel Training a young person must:

  • Be aged 14 years old and over

  • Have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

  • Live within Bedford Borough Council

For more information, help and advice about Travel Training, please contact:

Children’s Services:  
Independent Travel Training Team
Telephone  01234 718090

Adult Services:

Bedford Independent Living Team
Telephone 01234 228838

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