Two travel training schemes set up help people with learning disabilities travel independently have been shortlisted for national awards.
The two training schemes: Travel Training For Children and Young People and Travel Training For Adults, have been run by Sheffield City Council for the last 8 years and have helped to allow more than 700 people make independent journeys across the city.
The travel training schemes assist people with learning disabilities with understanding the Sheffield transport system – allowing them to make independent journeys with confidence.
The schemes were nominated for the national Modeshift awards and shortlisted out of a field of 90 nominees.
Councillor Jackie Drayton, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families said: “It’s wonderful that our travel training teams have been shortlisted for these awards.
“The Indetravel team work with children, young people and their families to help young people with disabilities travel independently – but it’s more than that.
“The team take time to support and encourage the young people on their journey to independence, developing confidence and life skills.
“Whatever happens at the awards, I believe our travel training team are real winners.”
The Modeshift awards are this year being held in Sheffield, with the winners due to be announced on the 9th November at the Annual Modeshift Convention.