This is an Invitation to Tender for Stockport Council's Independent Travel Training Service.
This tender presents providers with an opportunity to support Stockport SEN Travel Coordination Service with the provision of independent travel training to young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN).
The purpose of independent travel training is to:
— Provide a safe way for young people to learn to travel independently, confidently and safely;
— Ensure that young people are well prepared for their transition to adulthood through access to learning, training and work opportunities.
The aim of an Independent Travel Training Service is to work with young people, parents, carers, schools and colleges to develop the ability of young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities to travel independently to school or college.
The service will enable the trainee to plan a journey, work out timetables and learn how to use public transport, helping them to stay safe now and in the future, allowing them to access work and job opportunities as well as increased access to social and leisure activities.
This contract will run from the 1.9.2016 until 31.8.2019 with the option to extend annually for a further 2 years.