Independent Travel Trainers (ITT)

Our accredited Independent Travel Trainers can support people to access employment, day opportunities and community facilities.

Benefits

  • Enables fuller lives' enjoying the flexibility of independent travel
  • Promotes independent access to employment, day opportunities and community facilities
  • Raises self confidence and increases independence and use of own initiative

We provide awareness and practical sessions on:

  • Road safety
  • Independent travel
  • Safe routes
  • Route planning
  • Monitoring and review

Support for individuals accessing independent travel training

  • Our team's remit is to give appropriate support at a level and pace appropriate to the individual
  • The people we support will already  have a variety of skills and experience relating to travel; we aim to enhance these skills and to support individuals reach their potential
  • In the first instance we will meet with the individual/carer/parent to discuss what the independent travel goals are
  • We provide one to one support and assist individuals to travel to day opportunities, community civilities or work
  • We support people to access and establish safe routes and help develop and improve individual's road safety skills
  • We work alongside people a one to one basis until such times as they are assessed as being able to undertake a journey independently
  • Only then will we reduce our support but we will continue to monitor as necessary

Road Safety

  • We will support individuals with their road safety skills and assess this throughout
  • Road safety tools e.g. "road safety step by step" and "A2B safely" will be used to help promote independent travel
  • Continual assessment and progress will be recorded using independent travel competency  matrix

This consists of four units 

  1. Awareness for pedestrians
  2. Safe travel
  3. Travel independently
  4. Trains (if required)

Rural Transport

There are various methods to assist you in staying active if you live within the rural areas of Perth and Kinross such as outlined in the icon getting around leaflet [678Kb].

Contact details

Employment Support Team

41d St Catherine's Road, Perth, PH1 5JS