A successful travel scheme which helps youngsters in Ilkeston and Derbyshire with special educational needs get out and about in their communities is being continued.
Derbyshire County Council’s independent travel training helps young people with reduced mobility, learning difficulties or low confidence be able to use public transport safely.
Classroom or practical training has been given to more than 135 children to help them get to school, employment and socialise since the training launched in 2012.
Young people learn about road safety, journey planning, money and time management, and personal safety.
The authority’s current contract with the charity National Star Foundation, which delivers the training through their Learning Independence for Travel (LIFT) scheme, is due to end in September next year.
But a proposal to go out to tender for three years of the training – with a possible extension of two years - has been approved.