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DPTAC sets out measures to help people with mental impairments to travel

Deniz Huseyin
12 December 2017
Professor Roger Mackett: It is quite likely that, if they could travel more easily, some people with mental impairments could contribute positively to the national economy rather than receiving benefits
Professor Roger Mackett: It is quite likely that, if they could travel more easily, some people with mental impairments could contribute positively to the national economy rather than receiving benefits

 

Transport operators and councils must implement a range of measures to help people with mental impairments to travel, says a new report for the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC). As well as improving wellbeing and encouraging independence, the measures would benefit the economy, argues the report.

People with mental impairments make fewer journeys than the rest of the population due to anxiety and lack of confidence. Reasons include: not being eligible to travel concessions;...

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