Trafford Council is launching a consultation on its all Age Travel Assistance Policy for 2019.
The Policy which provides assistance to parents for their children's education travel costs is reviewed annually and the Council is keen to hear people’s views on the proposals.
The Council is committed to reviewing the Policy each year and consulting on any proposed changes. The current All Age Travel Assistance Policy sets out what transport provision and assistance will be made available by the Council; the people who will be able to apply for it; and the circumstances in which that provision and assistance will be available. The average cost for providing transport is extremely high at £6.7k per pupil for the current academic year. This is an average cost and the actual cost to transport some pupils is considerably higher.
We are also proposing to make changes to the support provided by Passenger Assistants for children with complex medical needs.
Please click here for the consultation proposals, draft policy and feedback form. All feedback must be received by Saturday 12 January 2019.