Getting to school or college and out and about in the local area
Transport can be an important factor in the support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. You can find information in this section about travel assistance to school or college and the Local Authority policies on this as well as, community transport and national and local schemes to assist with with travel costs.
How to search for information:
- Use the purple 'view all Transport Local Offer services' box on the right to see all transport services and then narrow your results for example by age or location or
- Use the 'search for specific information' toolbar at the top of the page and enter a keyword or
- Click on one of the quick links below:
Quick links to service listings and advice and guidance:
- RBWM transport arrangements from home to school and college for children and young people with SEN or a disability. These travel arrangements apply to children and young people attending a school, a post-16 institution or a training provision.
- Concessionary travel schemes on public transport to support travel on buses and by rail including the disabled person's railcard.
- Disabled parking - blue badge scheme
- Access to work grant which may include support for transport costs
- 16-19 Bursaries to help with education and transport costs if you’re aged 16 to 19 and in school, college or training.
- Motability scheme that can help with the lease of a car if you are eligible
- The Children's Mobility Service provided through Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust to help you find the right equipment for your child’s individual needs including wheelchairs and other mobility aids.
- Local voluntary organisations supporting people with SEN and disabilities to get out and about in their local communities including the Travel Assistance Payment Scheme (TAPS) for a Dial A Ride Service.
- Preparing for adulthood - advice about independent travel