On Friday 8th November 2019, Sue Wilkinson and I attended Transport For London’s Valuing People Network Meeting at Palestra in Southwark. As part of the afternoon section of the schedule, I gave 2 presentations based on the “Your Voice Report” to the group. You can read this report here.
The first presentation consisted of what the “One-To-One-Enfield Learning Difficulties & Autism Council” does for its members, representatives and the residents of the London Borough Of Enfield as a whole to ensure that Enfield is an autism friendly place to live, work and travel in. For example – we have asked people to tell us their experience of health services, transport services, feeling safe whilst out and about etc, and work to ensure that people in Enfield can get the services and things that they need and deserve.
The second presentation consisted of the transport side of the “Your Voice Report”. It explained what people didn’t like about using public transport in Enfield and in London. For example – people didn’t feel like the bus drivers have enough awareness and training in LD/Autism, the fact that roadworks affect bus services, travelling at night, communication when things change during a bus journey etc. At the end of the presentations, questions were asked. John Hersov, and others liked our presentation a lot and found it very useful indeed.
By: Jay – Transport Representative On One-To-One-Enfield’s Learning Difficulties & Autism Council