Trafford Council is consulting with the public over proposed changes to its travel assistance policy for children, young people and adults.
The policy is in place to provide travel assistance for children, aged two to 16, young people, aged 16 to 19 and vulnerable adults in the borough.
The change aims to remove the charges for 16-19 year olds (or up to age 25 with an education, health and care plan) who are assessed as eligible for council provided transport to education or training. It is also planned to improve the appeal process for this age group.
Cllr Karina Carter, Trafford Council’s Lead Member for Education, said:
Trafford Council is proud of the transport support it provides for children, vulnerable adults and young people. I am delighted to note that we are planning to remove the transport charges for 16-19 year olds with special educational needs and disabilities in the borough.
This is absolutely the right thing to do and supports our corporate priority of helping children and young people. I would be grateful if as many parents as possible would take part in the consultation.”
Further information about the changes and how people can respond can be found online at: https://trafford.citizenspace.com/children/travelpolicyconsultation/
Trafford Parent Forum are supporting the consultation and will be hosting drop in sessions for parent/carers who have any questions about the all age travel assistance policy. These will be held as follows:
Ground Floor, Oakland House, Talbot Road, Old Trafford, M16 0PQ
- Tuesday 11 February, 7pm to 9pm
- Thursday 27 February, 10am to 12 noon
The Life Centre, 235 Washway Road, Sale, M33 4BP
- Tuesday 11 February, 10am to 12 noon
If you would prefer to receive the information about this consultation in a different format, please contact Trafford Family Information Service on 0161 912 1053 and they will be happy to help.
Posted on Friday 7th February 2020