LET'S TALK TRAVEL
Let's Talk Travel Project
Supporting employability and education professionals in Gloucestershire by providing information and interventions regarding sustainable transport and adding value to the work of those organisations. Travel has been evidenced as an added barrier preventing learners and job seekers from accessing education and employment opportunities further afield, with up to 40% avoiding opportunities which require travel. This initiative aims to counter these issues through support and advice designed to increase travel confidence and so increase opportunities for job seekers.
Our resources and services are designed to blend with existing employability support programmes delivered by colleges and other providers as well as underpinning the support given by local Job Centre Plus staff. Organisations can access a range of support tailored to meet their needs including informative resources, tailored workshops and support at events.
For more information please contact:
Download our handy travel leaflet here
Useful leaflets that inform discussions with learners and jobseekers including:
Ideas / tips about travelling safely and confidently
Ideas for cutting the cost of travel
Access maps to help plan routes in Gloucestershire's main towns
Confidence building that encourages safe and confident travel and introduce tools that make journey planning easier.
Sessions delivered in small groups
Travel planning embedded as part of effective search for work or training
Free Lets Talk Travel Roadshow - an interactive stand at events such as college open days, apprentice evenings and job fairs.
Raising awareness around use of public transport
Sharing information about offers & deals
Ensuring potential employees / learners consider travel implications at the outset.
Jobcentre plus can offer travel discount cards once someone has been on claim for over 3 months which give a 50% discount on selected bus and rail tickets. Just contact your work coach for information.