Arriva lends bus to help young people with sight loss

Published on 5th March 2015 in Community Services

A picture of Arriva Midlands driver Darren Sewell with young people on the bus.

Arriva Midlands kindly offered one of their buses to help young people in working towards travelling independently.

The company provided their double decker bus, complete with an Arriva Midlands driver providing information and advice, to simulate public transport situations as part of our young people's Mobility Programme. The course aims to teach important life skills, such as planning a journey and using public transport.

Darren Sewell, Duty Manager at Arriva Midlands, said “We encourage young people to get out and about, and so we wanted to help Vista in supporting young people with sight loss to travel on public transport.”

“Living with sight loss can be daunting; however any goal can be achieved when offered the right support.”

The course is part of a range of workshops that we offer for children and young people, enabling them to reach key developmental milestones and make the best use of their sight.

Christine Huber, Senior Rehabilitation Officer at Vista, said “We’re really thankful to Arriva Midlands for their involvement, all the young people said that they learned a lot from the day.”

“Vista’s courses and workshops develop practical, social and emotional skills, encouraging children and young people to reach their full potential.”

To find out more, visit our help for children and young people page.

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