This lobby calls on the Government for the improvement of bus concessions without certain restrictions for all disabled and old people, including d/Deaf people. This event is hosted by Sense, with support from RAD Legal Services.
This lobby aims to secure –
Free travel for companions
Many disabled people cannot travel alone. They need somebody to travel with them. They have to pay the companion’s fare. This is unfair. Companions should travel free.
Free travel at all times
Many disabled and older people need to travel before 9.30am. They have to pay the fare. This is a problem. We should travel free at all times.
Free travel for all disabled people
Only some disabled people can have a national bus pass. All disabled people should be allowed a pass.
Fairness across the country
Local councils can add local travel concessions. Some do. Some do not. We should have the same concessions wherever we live.
There will be two different activities:
- A series of speeches at Central Hall, Westminster, about why change is needed to the current national concessionary bus travel allowance
- An opportunity to meet with your local MP to tell them about your experiences and what improvements you would like made
Where: Central Hall, Houses of Parliament, Westminster
When: Wednesday 24 October 2008 2.00-4.30pm