People First (Self Advocacy) and BILD are working with Transport for London (TFL) to find out what people with learning difficulties, disabilities and autistic people think about travelling in London and how their experiences of using transport can be improved.
Andrew Lee from People First and Kate Brackley from BILD want to encourage and support as many people with learning difficulties, disabilities and autism to get involved in the work as possible.
Kate Brackley says "For many people with learning disabilities transport is a big issue. As someone who has a learning disability, I have used transport in my life and yes I do find things a bit difficult, but given the right support you can do anything! I recently used the tube by myself for the first time, I'm not used to doing that and I was so pleased that I was confident and managed to do it."
What are the barriers to getting around and what would make things easier. We want to hear from people who use transport in London (whether they live in London or not) about how we can make travelling easier for people with learning difficulties, disabilities and autistic people.
The partnership launches with a survey to get the views of people with learning difficulties, disabilities and autism and their supporters.
To answer some questions about travelling in London please follow this link
Join the new Lived Experience Network
In 2024 a new network of people who have learning difficulties, disabilities and autism is being set up to make sure their experiences are feed into decision-making for Transport for London (TfL) projects and policies.
The first meeting is Friday 23rd February 2024 1pm - 4pm
To find out more or to apply for a place email [email protected]
Or call 020 7274 5484