Getting Around

Getting Around

Getting around You can be supported to be travel around more independently. Your Social Worker will be able to help you choose the transport that is best for you.

 

 

 

taxiDoor to Door

You might need to arrange a taxi or specialist transport service to take you from where you live directly to where you need to go.  This is known as a door to door service.

 

 

 

 

accessible vanAccessible Transport 4U  is a not for profit and community interest company that provides door to door accessible transport.

 

 

 

 

BusPublic Transport

If you travel by bus or train there are websites that can provide more information about how you can use transport for less money and even free of charge.

 

 

 

MapThe Traveline South West website also provides timetables and maps of bus stops and train stations.

For more train information including times and ticket prices please see National Rail Enquiries.

 

 

 

Disabled person's railcardFor more information about Disabled Travel and Reduced Fares please see the following websites: 

North Somerset Council Diamond Travel Cards
Disabled Persons Railcard
Government website

 

 

Safe Places logoSafe Places  A Safe Place is somewhere you can go to if you are lost or frightened when you are out in the community.

 

 

 

 

carIf you have access to your own vehicle there are schemes that can help:

– The Government operates a Blue Badge Scheme for easier parking.
– Information about Disabled Parking Spaces in North Somerset.
Motability helps disabled people exchange their mobility allowance for a new car, mobility scooter or electric wheelchair.

 

 

Picture of toiletDisabled Toilet Facilities

If you are travelling around North Somerset or other parts of the United Kingdom you may need to use the toilet in safety and comfort.

 

 

 

Changing Places Logo.Changing Places are special toilet facilities which have more space and the right equipment, including a height adjustable changing bench and a hoist.

There are currently two changing place facilities in North Somerset.
– @Worle Community Centre, Worle, Weston-super-Mare
–  The Town Hall, Weston-Super-Mare

For more information see the North Somerset Council Website

 

 

More information about the National Changing Places Scheme and a search option to Find Your Nearest Changing Place.