Today I met with campaigners from enable Scotland to support their stop the bus campaign.
The #stopthebus campaign aims to give more people who have learning disabilities to access bus travel by improving access to the concessionary travel scheme.
Right now too many people with learning disabilities are struggling to get a bus pass. A bus pass can make it easier to get to places like work, college or to meet friends and gives people more control over their lives. The #stopthebus campaign wants to change that!
Enable Scotland is asking the Scottish Government and Transport Scotland to make it easier for people to get a bus pass by:
- extending the eligibility criteria so that people on the lower rate mobility component of DLA have access to a bus pass
- making it clear who can sign the certificate of eligibility for accessing a bus pass through the non benefit-related route
To support the campaign and find out more visit: http://www.enable.org.uk/stopthebus/Pages/default.aspx