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Greenwich Parent Voice

Travel Buddies

Summary
Team100 Charlton, and the cycling community of Greenwich are launching a new active travel scheme providing 1-1 volunteer support for young people with special needs to walk or cycle to school.

The scheme does not affect a young person's entitlement to home to school transport.

  • Age range 8-25.
  • Cycle training provided if required.
  • Volunteers will be recruited from the local community and managed by Team100 Charlton.
  • Support on one or more journeys a week (depending on capacity).
  • Full vetting (DBS) and training ( SEND, ASD, Challenging Behaviour and more) for volunteers.
  • Pilot journeys planned for January 2020.

Project team
Overall management: Jake Tullett, Team100 Charlton
Cycling lead: Neil Robertson, Greenwich Cyclists
Advisors for parent engagement: Vivien Davies and Joanne Delap, Greenwich Parent Voice

Goals
Give young people with SEND the skills and confidence needed to travel independently.
Improve the physical and mental health of participants with SEND.
Reduce isolation of families with SEND by making connections locally.
Reduce use of the school bus, cars and taxis.
Reduce pollution.
Increase walking and cycling, to and from school.
Create a new pathway for competitive and social cycling for young people with SEND.
Offer a new volunteering opportunity for people who care about walking, cycling and inclusion.

Are you a parent or carer of a young person 8-25 who might like to take part in our pilot scheme starting in January 2020?
Fill in our Parent Expression of Interest Registration form

Would you like to volunteer to be a walking or cycling Travel Buddy?
email: team100@accesssport.co.uk 
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Would you like to support in other ways? 
email: team100@accesssport.co.uk