London Vision has pledged to work collaboratively with governing bodies, other charity sectors and Transport for London to improve services across London, in line with their objectives.
The Department for Transport will be launching a campaign that aims to create a supportive travelling experience for disabled people when using public transport. Disabled people face many barriers but the ability to travel should not be one of them.
On 8 May 2019, Bhavini Makwana joined over 100 guests at the Inclusive Transport Reception hosted by Nusrat Ghani MP, Accessibility Minister at the Department for Transport.
Bhavini joined Members of Parliament, Peers, disabled persons representative groups, charities, campaigners and transport sector operators in the Palace of Westminster to pledge commitment towards achieving equal access for disabled people across our transport network.
Public transport is a lifeline to disabled people being able to live independently, yet the 14 million people living with a disability in the UK travel up to a third less on public transport than those without a disability.
Nusrat Ghani MP, said “Access to transport is one of the most important matters facing our society. It’s a topic that crosses political divides because it touches people up and down the country. We need to continue to focus on measures to improve infrastructure, public attitudes and ultimately, improve the confidence of all disabled travellers.”
“The Reception was promising to learn some of the services for Inclusive Travel have been highlighted as a priority, which will enable people with sight loss to travel independently, using all forms of transport. Its key when services are failing, that action is taken immediately, as this can have a detrimental affect on the lives of people with disability and a risk of isolation”, said Bhavini Makwana – Engagement Manager, London Vision.