Travel Buddy project
The Travel Buddy project is a service offering alternative travel support for adults and young people with learning disabilities.
By being able to travel on your own, you can become more active and involved in the community, and this can improve your quality of life and increase your self-esteem and employability.
We understand that using public transport can be a real puzzle. We help join the pieces of the jigsaw.
A Travel Buddy teaches people how to travel safely, confidently and independently. They will help with road safety and awareness skills, how to plan a route, and look at ways to stay safe whilst out and about.
Our Travel Buddy team is made up of people with learning disabilities, working across Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.
All travel buddies complete a structured training programme. They have a vast knowledge of bus travel, and the skills and experience to help other people. The buddies have a unique perception of the needs and difficulties that people with disabilities face in their lives and in their travels. They are people with a passion for travelling and a great motivation to help others.
We believe that there is no independence without choice and there is no choice without opportunities.
The Travel Buddy project has changed people's lives in many ways. Watch the videos to find out how.