#StopTheBus... We Want to Get On!
“For the last two or three years I have been told I can’t have one because I get low DLA.”
Too many people who have learning disabilities are struggling to get a bus pass. ENABLE Scotland members told us they wanted Scottish Government and Transport Scotland to hear their concerns.
“Without my bus pass I would be unable to do my weekly shopping, pay my bills or get to my hospital appointments”
#stopthebus is our campaign to enable more people who have learning disabilities to access bus travel by improving access to the concessionary travel scheme.
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.
Right now too many people with learning disabilities are struggling to get a bus pass.
The #stopthebus campaign wants to change that!
We are 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
If you’d like to find out more about our #stopthebus campaign, please contact our Campaigns team:
Call 0300 0200 101