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Government teams with charity Scope on Disabled Persons Passenger Charter

New charter to boost consumer confidence and provide an online one-stop shop on passenger rights and complaints procedures for disabled people. charter to help all passengers travel with confidence as we build back fairer a one-stop shop of advice for disabled passengers travelling by road and rail updated expert guidance on tactile paving and inclusive mobility also launched The government has joined with disability charity Scope to develop a new Disabled Persons Passenger Charter for bus, coach, taxi, private hire…

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National Disability Strategy

The government has launched the new National Disability Strategy! The strategy explains: – How they want the lives of disabled people to improve.– What the different parts of the government will do to help improve the lives of disabled people.– How they can encourage other people to do things that will improve the lives of disabled people. To understand more about the strategy please read their Easy Read document by clicking on the link below. For the full document or…

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2021 Census

What is the census? The census is a survey that happens every 10 years and gives us a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales. The next census takes place on Sunday 21 March 2021. Your answers to the census questions will help organisations make decisions on planning and funding public services in your area, including transport, education and healthcare. When to complete your census Every household should complete the census on Sunday 21 March 2021 or as…

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We Belong

In the autumn of 2020, Disability Rights UK launched a new campaign – We Belong. “From September to November, we gathered the opinions of disabled people fromacross the country, young and old, from all kinds of backgrounds.We sought comment through our newsletters, social media, email and phone, andvirtual meetings. We ran Zoom meetings on transport, employment, the builtenvironment, housing, participation, services and retail.We held discussions with groups of disabled people experiencing multiple forms ofdiscrimination including people from BAME backgrounds, women,…

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Download the new First Bus App to plan journeys, see available capacity and buy tickets all in one place

A message from First Buses To help you travel with confidence we have developed new functionality in our Mobile App. And with our latest update, version 4.8, you can now track your bus live on a map so you know exactly where it is and when it will get to your stop. What’s more, each bus now displays in real time if the wheelchair space is free and how many empty seats there are, to help you plan your journey.…

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Training with Autism

Meet Rahman and Murtaza who tell us what it is like to travel with Autism. Thanks to both for helping us understand the challenges that people with Autism face when using public transport and travelling.

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The Inclusive Transport Strategy: achieving equal access for disabled people

The government’s plans to make our transport system more inclusive and better for disabled people. Transport is at the heart of how we live our lives. It helps us get to work, stay in touch with friends and family, contribute to society and access vital services like healthcare and education. Easy access to transport is central to building a stronger, fairer economy. While many take for granted the ability to travel easily from A to B, this is not the…

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