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  • LNER Improves Service for Disabled Passengers Following Legal Challenge

    LNER Improves Service for Disabled Passengers Following Legal Challenge

    Train operating company LNER has entered into a legal agreement with the Equality and Human Rights Commission to improve its service for disabled passengers following a successful legal challenge from a visually impaired customer who received inadequate support and assistance whilst using LNER’s Passenger Assist service.

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  • 'Guide Dogs' Publishes Guidance for Transport Providers and Businesses

    'Guide Dogs'  Publishes Guidance for Transport Providers and Businesses

    As people in the UK begin planning for the future after lockdown, the charity Guide Dogs have started to think about what support will be available for people with sight loss who are trying to travel safely and observe social distancing rules while making their essential journeys.
    They’ve put together a range of policy guidance for transport providers and shops detailing how they can best assist their passengers and customers with sight loss whilst observing social distancing.

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  • Temporary Changes to Footpaths and Highways in Sheffield

    Temporary Changes to Footpaths and Highways in Sheffield

    Sheffield City Council have announced details on temporary changes to footpaths and highways in Sheffield as lockdown eases and people begin to return to the city.One of the main priorities of the changes is to make sure that Sheffield City Council do what they can to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and help lessen the chances of a ‘second peak.’

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  • Alterations to Lockdown Restrictions from this Weekend

    Alterations to Lockdown Restrictions from this Weekend

    Lockdown restrictions due to the coronavirus crisis are to be eased from this weekend – but some disabled people may still be left at a disadvantage. Read about ‘support bubbles’, shops reopening and having to wear face coverings on public transport from Monday 15 June and how the changes will affect you.

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  • Nina's Victory for Disabled Bus Users

    Nina's Victory for Disabled Bus Users

    Following a successful legal challenge supported by the Equality and Human Rights Commission Arriva London North Ltd have taken positive measures to support disabled bus users.Drivers will undertake more disability equality training and adopt a pro-active approach to ensuring that disabled people using wheelchairs have access to priority spaces.

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  • Passenger Assistance Card For Supertram Users

    Passenger Assistance Card For Supertram Users

    Disabled passengers on Sheffield and Rotherham’s Supertram now have the option of downloading and printing cards that let staff know that they may require assistance and what sort of help is needed. The Passenger Assistance Cards contain a message saying ‘please be patient’ or include a selection of options such as stating that the user is deaf, has a visual impairment or has difficulty communicating or has hidden disabilities.

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  • Legal Support Project: Help with Transport Discrimination Claims

    Legal Support Project: Help with Transport Discrimination Claims

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission legal support project provides funding and legal assistance to help people who have experienced discrimination to pursue their claims and access justice. They now want to challenge transport operators when they have failed to act on their legal responsibilities.

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  • Give your Views on South Yorkshire's Bus Services

    Give your Views on South Yorkshire's Bus Services

    People from across South Yorkshire, whether they use a bus or not, are being asked for their views on bus services which will be used to inform an independent review announced by Mayor of Sheffield City Region Dan Jarvis earlier this year. Respondents have until 27th September to complete the survey.

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  • A Breath Of Fresh Air For The City

    Air pollution contributes to 500 deaths a year in Sheffield, causing strokes, lung cancer and cardiovascular disease.Sheffield City Council is consulting on plans to reduce air pollution and would like your help to shape what these plans are through their Clean Air Zone Consultation, which aims to improve air quality in the city by 2021.

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  • Sheffield Council Want your Views on Post 16 and Home to School Travel and Transport Policies

    This is your chance to give your views on both Sheffield City Council’s new Home to School policy and the Post-16 policy. Please note the different deadlines for feedback.

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