Tuesday 1 April 2014

Travel Support Cards. What do you think?

I was on the Rethink Mental Illness website yesterday and came across a very interesting article.

"Transport for London produce a travel support card to help people communicate any assistance or information requirements they have with staff"

I think that is a great idea and that other transport providers should bring this in.

"What is the travel support card?

The travel support card gets you help when you are travelling in London. You can use it on buses, trams, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), the Tube, London Overground, London River Services’ boat services and at Victoria Coach Station.
When you need help or support, you can show your card to any member of transport staff. They all wear uniforms. There is a space on the card to write down anything that could help our staff to give you the support you need. You can also add your name and an emergency contact number.
Anyone who finds travelling difficult can have a travel support card, you might have a hidden disability or you might not often travel on your own. The card will make travelling easier and help staff ensure you get the help you need when you need it."
What do you think? is this a good idea or do you think its a bad one?
more information can be found at http://www.rethink.org/news-views/2014/03/tfl-travel-support-card

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