Parliamentary lobby – calling all bus users!

6 10 2008

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

For more information, please check out RAD Legal Services and scroll down to the parliamentary lobby event. Directions and marketing materials are available HERE.




One response

6 10 2008

Interesting. I have a free bus pass in Wales, but my son who is autistic and unable to travel anywhere alone without adult support, gets no fare concession at all. I was told disabled CHILDREN can’t qualify for a free pass, why ?

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