1st February 2017
28th February 2017
Are you a Carer or do you know someone who is? Would concessionary travel make a difference to you? Read on to find out about a petition.
Amanda the lady who contacted Shropshire Disability Network said ” Many carers face huge financial difficulty and are unable to have much of a social life of their own as they cannot afford to get around by public transport. It could be the simple task of getting to the shops, collecting medication from the chemist, socialising with friends or doing many other caring duties that carers face on a daily basis.
The cost of travel may not seem a lot of money to many but £4.00 per adult a day adds up to £28.00 a week and most carers just do not have this sort of money and of course weekly or even monthly tickets just simply aren’t an option. Having concessionary travel or even a discount on travel would be such a huge help to carers across the country who already do so much for others…. “
Amanda continued “Not all caring is bad. I have never regretted caring for my mum despite the hardships and barriers that I faced because of it, simply because she is my mum and I love her. Carers do this on a daily basis because they care… This is why I feel so strongly about breaking down these barriers to caring such as transport. In effort to break down these barriers I have started a petition campaigning for free/concessionary transport for unpaid carers please follow the link below to check out my campaign”
To go to the petition which is UK wide, click here: https://www.change.org/p/free-concessionary-transport-for-carers-of-all-ages-across-the-united-kingdom