Here are some of the main ways that the Travel Skills Project differs to the Travel Training Project:

Travel Training

Travel Skills

●     Free to young people who go to school or college.

●     Available only to young people who are eligible for Travel Assistance from the Local Authority.

●     No time limit.

●     A paid for program. Programs are payable by anyone including families/carers, schools/colleges, other supporting organisations, personal budgets and more.

●     No eligibility criteria.

●     Program time will be based on assessment, we will look at what outcomes are required as well as what level of ability someone is already at

Out of the 7 people who have completed a one to one course, 3 of them had no experience of travelling independently and 3 of them had some experience but wanted travel training for a new route or routes that they had not travelled before. 1 of our customers just wanted to increase confidence in using the tube and learn what to do if something went wrong so that he could travel further for example to his cousins house.

Travel Skills is a great project and allows many people the opportunity to access a bespoke course based on what they want to learn. Each course is delivered by an experienced and passionate travel trainer who will be in close contact with you the whole time and be available to you for any questions or concerns you might have. If you want to know more please get in touch via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Travel Training - Parent Feedback

Travel Training teaches young people how to travel between home and school or college independently. The Travel Training team are always seeking feedback from parents/carers and our students so that we can improve the project for the people who access it.

One parent spoke to us recently at the Preparing for Adulthood Ealing Parent Carer Forum. Her son accessed Travel Training when he was 17 and he is now 23. This particular parent was so enthusiastic about Travel Training and she described us as ‘the best service in Ealing’. Her son received travel training to Brentford and still makes this journey 6 years on. He also attends an internship which involves independent travel to Heathrow Terminal 5 everyday for 2 years now. Mum also reported that her son travels to a youth club on a main line train and that he would not be able to complete this journey if it had not been for his training.

Mum told the Ealing Mencap team that her experience of travel training at the time was a very positive one and one of the best things to have ever happened to her son, she explained to us how Ealing Mencap were supportive of her son having travel training when other organisations weren’t and that if he hadn’t have gone through the training when he did, he wouldn’t be able to travel now.

If you have any feedback or comments for the Travel Training team, please get in touch.