All age travel assistance policy 2020-21

This policy describes the availability of transport and travel assistance for children, young people and vulnerable adults who live in Trafford. It takes into account the legislation and government guidance.

The policy came into effect on 1 June 2020 and applies to travel assistance provided from 1 September 2020 to 31 August 2021. We review this policy every year.

Our policy aims to: 

  • support those most in need
  • help people achieve independence
  • provide the most cost effective travel assistance so we make best use of our resources
  • promote and encourage the use of sustainable travel 

Our sustainable modes of travel strategy describes how we will develop and promote sustainable travel options to get to school, college or other place of education or training. These options have health benefits for children and young people and bring about environmental improvements.

The policy is split into sections depending on the age of the person who requires transport:

Children  Home to school transport for pre-school and school age children 2 to 16 years.   
Young people  Travel assistance to education and training for young people 16 to 19 years (or up to 25 with an education, health and care plan) who started their course before their 19th birthday.  
Adults  Travel assistance for vulnerable adults 18 years and over including adults attending daycare and adult learners who started a course after their 19th birthday.  

If you prefer, you can download the full policy document